2 Iranian warships cross Suez Canal

February 22, 2011

TEHRAN – Two Iranian battleships have crossed the Suez canal and entered the Mediterranean waters, Al Alam TV network has announced.

The warships are sailing toward a harbor in Syria’s coastal waters, the TV network stated.
Egypt had previously approved the passage of two Iranian warships through the Suez Canal.
The ships are the 33,000-ton refueling and support vessel Kharg and the 1,500-ton light patrol frigate Alvand.
The Kharg has a crew of 250 and can carry up to three helicopters. The Alvand is armed with torpedoes and anti-ship missiles.