Iran allegedly repels pirates

No official report on incident.

Iran Naval Forces Repel Pirate Attack On Merchant Vessel in Gulf of Aden

Iranian naval forces have repelled pirates who were attacking one of the country’s merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden. Iran’s 48th naval fleet, comprised of Alvand destroyer and Lavan logistic warship, rescued the Iranian ship from an attack by pirates in the south of Ras Sharbitat region in Oman on Sunday morning.

Gulf of Aden pirates attacked the Iranian merchant ship, named Caspian Harmony, in a bid to hijack it, but they were forced to flee by Iranian naval forces. Iran’s 48th naval fleet set off for the high season September 2 on a mission to maintain the Islamic Republic’s power in international waters and safeguard maritime routes.

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