Iranian navy saved oil tanker from pirates in 11 speedboatsStaff Writer | March 8, 2019
Iranian naval forces intervened to repel pirates who attacked an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden, on Friday.
Asia Pirates in 11 speedboats attacked a tanker with a cargo of 150,000 tonnes
Pirates in 11 speedboats attacked a tanker with a cargo of 150,000 tonnes on Thursday.
The 60th flotilla, comprising Bayandor destroyer, Bushehr logistical warship and Lavan battleship began its mission in international waters on January 23.
Iran’s navy has extended its reach in recent years, dispatching vessels to the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden to protect Iranian ships from Somali pirates. ■