Iranian Navy thwarts pirate attack
Iranian Navy claim to have seen off pirates in Gulf of Aden.
Iranian Warships Repel Pirates’ Attacks on Chinese Cargo Ship in High Seas
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Navy warships rescued a Chinese cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden after fierce battle with pirates.
The timely presence and action of the Iranian Navy’s 31st Flotilla thwarted an attack by eight pirate speed boats, equipped with various light and semi-heavy weapons, on a Chinese container-carrier ship in the waters of the Gulf of Aden, and forced the pirates to flee the scene.
The Chinese ship was traveling en route from Singapore to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, before it came under pirates’ attack.
The Chinese ship continued its voyage after it was rescued by the Iranian Navy.
In late July, the Iranian Navy dispatched its 31st flotilla to the Gulf of Aden and the high seas to protect the country’s cargo ships and oil tankers against pirates.
On August 24, the 31st Fleet of the Iranian Navy, comprised of Bayandor destroyer and Bandar Abbas logistic warship, docked at Djibouti port with the message of peace and friendship after sailing 2,200 nautical miles in free waters.
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