Iran’s 27th fleet docks at Port Sudan

Iran’s 27th fleet docks at Port Sudan
Wed Sep 18, 2013 17:25:19

Iran’s 27th fleet of warships has docked at a Sudanese port in the Red Sea after patrolling the high seas to safeguard Iranian commercial vessels and oil tankers.

The fleet, comprised of the Sabalan destroyer and Kharg helicopter carrier, docked at Port Sudan on Wednesday in order to convey a message of peace and friendship and strengthen relations between Iran and Sudan.

The naval fleet escorted more than 14 commercial vessels and oil tankers on their way to Sudan.

On August 20, Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that the country’s 27th naval fleet had been dispatched to international waters.

The Navy’s 26th fleet had been dispatched on June 2 to patrol waters in the north of the Indian Ocean and pass through the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and the Red Sea.

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.

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