TEHRAN (defapress) – The Islamic Republic Navy has successfully thwarted a major pirate attack on an Iranian merchant vessel in Bab el-Mandeb Strait.
News ID: 66241
Publish Date: 09October 2017 - 12:22
Alvand destroyer of the Iranian Navy rushed to the help of
an Iranian merchant vessel when pirates on board 7 ships attacked the vessel in
the hope of capturing it early on Monday.
Accordingly, the Gulf of Aden pirates, using light and heavy
weapons, intended to capture Iranian merchant vessel carrying valuable goods
worth millions of dollars. They were forced to flee immediately after they
In recent years, Iran’s Navy has increased its presence in
international waters to safeguard maritime routes in international waters and
provide security for merchant vessels and tankers.