Iranian naval armada to protect ships from pirates

2 December 2013 - 3:22pm

The Iranian Naval Armada of the Naval Forces is heading towards the area 10 degrees north of the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait to protect ships from pirates, ITAR-TASS reports.

The armada includes a submarine and two auxiliary ships. They will patrol the area for 3 months. Iranian Rear Admiral Afshin Rezaye Haddad, Deputy Commander of the Naval Forces, said at a press conference at the naval base of the Bandar-e Anzali Port in the Caspian Sea on Sunday, that they will protect ships of other states too.

Iranian Admiral Sayeri, Commander of the Naval Forces, said that Iranian ships had recently helped a ship sailing under the Liberian flag attacked by pirates in the northern part of the Indian Ocean.

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