Iran’s navy repels pirate attack

“Attackers” likely to be local fishing boats.

Iran’s navy repels pirate attack on Iranian oil tank

By Umid Niayesh – Trend:

Iran’s navy repelled pirate attacks against an Iranian oil tank, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, commander of the Islamic Republic Navy said.

A group of pirates on seven boats approached an Iranian oil tank, however, the pirates had to flee after the Iranian Navy’s Jamaran destroyer opened heavy fire on them, Sayyari said, Iran’s Fars news agency reported Oct. 27.

The incident took place today morning Sayyari said, adding the Iranian Navy’s Jamaran destroyer received urgent help signals from an Iranian oil tanker and headed toward the commercial vessel which was under pirates’ attack.

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