Iran said its humanitarian aid ship, M/V Iran Shahed, has reached the Gulf of Aden en route to the Yemeni port of Hudaydah, the country’s largest, and is expected to reach its destination by Thursday 21 May. The Iranian navy also announced its warship IRINS Alborz (72), an Alvand (Vosper MK5)-class frigate, will escort the cargo ship to Hudaydah. The replenishment ship Bandar Abbas (421) is also accompanying Alborz. Iran is challenging the Saudi-led coalition power to inspect Yemen-bound ships to enforce UN arms embargo against the Huthis.
File photo: IRINS Alborz (72), an Alvand (Vosper MK5)-class frigate (Rooholla Vahdati/ISNA)