Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations Admiral Siyavash Jarreh announced that the Navy’s 29th Flotilla dispatched to Atlantic Ocean is slated to berth in a South African port.
The Iranian Navy dispatched its first fleet of warships to the Atlantic Ocean in a ceremony participated by Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari and his deputy Rear Admiral Seyed Mahmoud Moussavi in Southern Iran on Tuesday.
“The 29th Flotilla will berth in South Africa during the course of its mission,” Admiral Jarreh told FNA on Wednesday.
The flotilla, which is the first dispatched to the Atlantic, but the 29th one dispatched to the international waters, consists of Khark logistic and helicopter-carrier warship and Sabalan destroyer. The warships should sail 25,000 nautical kilometers in the next three months.
Iran Navy's 29th Flotilla comprising the same two naval vessels that made up 27th Flotilla.
File photo: Bridge of IRINS Kharg (431) replenishment ship