Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Iran Navy '33rd Fleet' at Kochi, India

Iran and India media imagery from 24FEB15 of Islamic Republic of Iran Navy "33rd Fleet" at Kochi, India
Exchange of gifts between Captain M.R. Ahmadi Kermanshahi, commander of the IRIN 33rd Fleet and Vice Admiral S.P.S. Cheema, commander-in-chief of Southern Naval Command.  [photo: The New Indian Express]

Iran Navy 33rd Fleet, comprising IRINS Shahid Admiral Naghdi corvette and IRINS Bandar Abbas replenishment ship, arrived at Kochi, India on 24MAR15 for a four-day visit.

Plans include meetings between naval commanders and exchange visits by specialist officers and men from both navies; with Indian Navy personnel touring IRIN vessels and IRIN personnel touring the Indian Navy training facilities at Southern Naval Command.

Left: IRINS Shahid Admiral Naghdi (82) Bayandor class (PF 103 type) corvette (FS)
Right: IRINS Bandar Abbas (421) Bandar Abbas class light replenishment ship (AORLH)

Naval officer students from Iman Khomeini University for Naval Science, aboard IRINS Bandar Abbas

Background: crew of IRINS Shahid Admiral Naghdi

IRIN naval commando master chief petty officer, at 20 mm Oerlikon cannon station

Background: utility boat of IRINS Shahid Admiral Naghdi

INS Kabra (T76) Car Nicobar class high-speed offshore patrol vessel

Indian Navy Solas Marine fast interceptor craft T410. Note in background: Petronet's liquefied natural gas terminal at Puthuvype.

IRINS Bandar Abbas assisted by M.V. Balavan tug (IMO:9044360)

Indian Navy military band receiving IRIN 33rd Fleet at Kochi, India

The Church of Our Lady of Hope, also known as “Nossa Senhora Da Esperança." Site of historical interest located at the island of Vypeen where Vembanad Lake merges with the Arabian Sea, across from Fort Kochi. Founded by the Portuguese in 1605 A.D.

See also:
Iran Navy '33rd Fleet' at Colombo, Sri Lanka [click HERE]
Iran Navy '33rd Fleet' at Jakart, Indonesia [click HERE]

Iran media imagery: Mahdi Marizad at Fars News Agency

1 comment:

Mark Pyruz said...

That church is 170 years older than our Mission Dolores in San Francisco. Amazing.