Baku, Azerbaijan, June 28
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
The 30th naval fleet of Iran repelled an attack against an Iranian tanker in the Red Sea, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported on June 28.
The pirates attacked the Iranian ship with 8 speed boats, but the special team of the 30th naval fleet foiled the attack.
In recent years, Iran's Navy has been increasing its presence in international waters to protect naval routes and provide security for merchant vessels and tankers.
In line with international efforts to combat piracy, the Iranian Navy has also been conducting anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008 to safeguard the vessels involved in maritime trade, especially the ships and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran.
The Iranian Navy has managed to foil several attacks on both Iranian and foreign tankers during its mission in international waters.