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Iran’s naval forces save Singaporean ship from pirates

Iran Materials 7 July 2012 14:17 (UTC +04:00)
Iran’s naval forces rescued a Singaporean commercial ship which came under attack by several pirate boats while crossing Bab-el-Mandeb strait.
Iran’s naval forces save Singaporean ship from pirates

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jul.7/ Trend F.Milad/

Iran's naval forces rescued a Singaporean commercial ship which came under attack by several pirate boats while crossing Bab-el-Mandeb strait.

The Singaporean ship was attacked by 12 pirate boats, IRNA News Agency reported.

On May 24, Iranian naval forces rescued a U.S. commercial ship which came under attack by several pirate boats near the Sea of Oman.

Iran's Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ali Akbar Marzban said on May 18 that Iran's Navy has conducted at least 85 anti-piracy missions in international waters over the past three years.

He highlighted that more than 2,000 cargo vessels have also received Iranian naval escorts through the pirate-infested waters during the above-mentioned period.

Iran's Navy has been multiplying its naval presence in the international waters since last year, deploying vessels to the Indian Ocean and dispatching two ships via the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean for the first time in February 2011.

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