Iran Navy sends 35th flotilla to open seas

TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) – The 35th flotilla of the Iranian Navy has set off for open seas on Monday to naval routes and provide security for merchant vessels and tankers.

After the 34th fleet completed its mission in the Gulf of Aden and the Bab al-Mandab Strait, Iran sent the 35th flotilla on Monday which comprises Bandar Abbas auxiliary ship and Alvand destroyer.

Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the 35th flotilla had a mission to fight pirates and ensure safety for Iranian vessels on naval routes.

He also added that the fleet would accomplish its mission in the north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, the Bab al-Mandab Strait and the Red Sea.

In line with international efforts against piracy, the Iranian Navy has also been conducting patrols in India, Sri Lanka, the equator, the islands of Indonesia, the Strait of Malacca, China Sea, the Pacific Ocean, the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean, and Indian Ocean.

Iran’s Navy has managed to foil several attacks on both Iranian and foreign tankers during its missions in international waters.

 

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