Iran Navy’s pirate claims

Iranian Navy claims of pirate battles remain unsubstantiated by independent sources.

Iranian Warships Repel Pirates’ Repeated Attacks on 5 Trade Vessels

Iranian warships have rescued five trade vessels in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean after tough battles with pirates, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said.

“The 30th flotilla had 5 cases of severe conflicts with the pirates,” Admiral Sayyari told FNA in Roudbar city, Northern Iran, on Sunday.

He said that the Iranian Navy’s 30th flotilla of warships ended its mission in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean and returned home earlier this month.

“The 30th fleet of warships ended its mission successfully,” Sayyari said.

The Navy’s 30th fleet of warships, comprised of Alvand warship and Bushehr logistic warship docked in Iran’s Southern port city of Bandar Abbas after successfully conducting a 100-day mission of providing safe passage for Iranian shipping lines in the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea and sailing through the equator and berthing in Sudanese ports, Tanzania’s Dar al-Salam port and Oman’s Salalah port.

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