Iran escorts 1,745 cargo ships

Navy continues anti-piracy patrol and escort duties.

1,745 Iranian Cargo Ships Escorted by Iranian Warships in Int’l Waters

Commander of the Iranian Navy’s 32nd flotilla of warships Captain Seyed Hossein Sharifinasab announced that the country’s naval forces deployed in the high seas have escorted 1,745 Iranian cargo ships and oil tankers so far.

“Since the very first day of dispatching the powerful strategic flotillas of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s navy to the free and international waters, we have escorted 1,745 Iranian vessels, including 807 cargo ships and 938 oil tankers, directly,” Sharifinasab said Saturday.

He also said that the Iranian Navy’s flotilla of warships was involved in 150 intense fighting against pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea and North of the Indian Ocean during the mentioned period of time.

The Iranian Navy’s 32nd flotilla of warships left Bandar Abbas port, in Southern Iran, for the Gulf of Aden early this month to protect the country’s cargo ships and oil tankers against pirates.

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