|Iran’s 27th Fleet sets sail for high seas||
TEHRAN – The Iranian Navy’s 27th Fleet, comprised of the Khark helicopter carrier and the Sabalan destroyer, has set sail for the high seas, the commander of the Iranian Navy announced on Thursday.
Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari also said that the mission of the warships was to provide security for Iranian oil tankers and commercial ships sailing on the open seas.
The 27th fleet was dispatched after the return of the 26th fleet of the Iranian Navy, comprised of the Bandar Abbas warship and the Alvand destroyer, to the country, he said.
He added that the 27th fleet had operated in the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, and the northern Indian Ocean during its mission on the open seas and visited a number of ports in Oman and Djibouti.
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