The Iranian Navy’s 26th Fleet of Warships has conducted several successful anti-piracy patrols in Bab el-Mandeb Strait, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced on Wednesday, adding that the country's flotillas will continue patrolling the waters.
The Iranian Navy has dispatched several fleets of warships to the Gulf of Aden and North of the Indian Ocean to protect the country's cargo ships and oil tankers against pirates.
The Navy dispatched its 25th flotilla of warships to the Gulf of Aden in early April to protect the country's cargo ships and oil tankers against pirates in the Gulf of Aden, Bab el-Mandeb and the Red Sea.
The 25th fleet intercepted 540 military and non-military vessels passing through the Gulf of Aden during its mission. It comprised of Alborz missile warship and Larak logistic ship.
IRIN previously announced its intention to deploy IRINS Bayandar (81) Bayandor class (PF 103 type) corvette as part of its 27th and 28th Fleet to the Atlantic, Pacific or South Indian ocean.
Below: file photos of vessels comprising IRIN 25th Fleet:
IRINS Alborz (72), Alvand class (Vosper Mk 5 type) frigate
IRINS Larak (512) Hengam class landing ship