The Iranian Navy’s 31st fleet of war vessels has docked at the Port of Djibouti as the Islamic Republic pursues to expand its naval presence in international waters.
The flotilla, consisting of Bayandor destroyer and Bandar Abbas auxiliary ship, arrived at the Port of Djibouti on Sunday after travelling more than 2,200 nautical miles.
It intends to convey Iran’s message of peace and friendship to the world.
The fleet has been dispatched to the high seas as part of Iran’s plan to provide security for merchant vessels and oil tankers.
The naval fleet has so far escorted 670 commercial and military vessels and has also identified and intercepted transregional naval units.
In recent years, Iran’s Navy has increased its presence in international waters to protect naval routes and provide security for merchant vessels and tankers.
In line with international efforts against piracy, the Iranian Navy has been also conducting patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008, in order to safeguard merchant containers and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries.
Iran’s Navy has managed to foil several attacks on both Iranian and foreign tankers during its missions in international waters.
By Press TV
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