|Iranian warships dock in Muscat||
TEHRAN – The Iranian Navy’s 29th Fleet has docked in the Omani port city of Muscat, the deputy commander of the Iranian Navy announced on Monday.
Rear Admiral Siavash Jareh also said that the warships had sailed in the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, and the Red Sea during a three-month voyage.
The fleet, which is comprised of the Khark logistic helicopter carrier and the Sabalan destroyer, set sail from the southern port city of Bandar Abbas in January, heading to the Atlantic Ocean.
The voyage was supposed to be the Iranian Navy’s first mission ever to the Atlantic Ocean. But on April 12, the Fars News Agency reported that Iran had temporarily cancelled the plan to send warships to the Atlantic Ocean.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Rear Admiral Jareh announced that the Iranian Navy’s 30th Fleet, which is comprised of the Alvand destroyer and the Bushehr logistic warship, has recently been sent to the open seas to provide security for Iranian commercial ships and oil tankers.
During its mission in the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, and the Bab-el-Mandeb, the fleet will protect Iranian commercial ships and tankers against pirate attacks, he said.
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