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Iran Navy flotilla docks at Tanzanian port

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Oct 29, IRNA -- Iran's 44th naval fleet docked at Tanzania's Port city of Dar es Salaam on Saturday in line with the country's strategy of increasing its naval presence in high seas.

The flotilla, comprising of Alvand and Bushehr warships, berthed at the African port aimed at conveying the Iranian nation's message of peace and friendship to East African countries, particularly Tanzania.

The Iranian naval flotilla left for the Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab Strait in line with the country's policy of safeguarding naval routes for vessels in the region in early October.

Iran's 44th naval fleet would stay in Tanzania for three days and then would depart for South Africa.

In line with international efforts against piracy, the Iranian Navy has also been conducting patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008 in order to safeguard merchant containers and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries.

Iran's Navy has managed to foil several attacks on both Iranian and foreign tankers during its missions in international waters.


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