Navy saves Iranian ship from pirates
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 28/ Trend M. Moezzi/
Iran's navy repelled an attack by sea pirates against an Iranian commercial ship, Fars news agency reports. The Iranian ship was traveling down the Gulf of Aden when it was attacked by the pirates.
The Gulf of Aden which links the Indian Ocean with the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean is the quickest route for more than 20,000 vessels traveling annually between Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Rampant piracy off the Indian Ocean coast of Somalia has made the waters the world's most dangerous.
Iran's navy has been conducting anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008 to safeguard maritime trade and in particular ships and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran.