Commander: 3,800 vessels escorted by Iran’s navy

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – More than forty flotillas of the Iranian Navy have escorted 3,800 ships in high seas in recent years, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said.

Speaking at a military event in the southern port city of Bushehr on Tuesday, Sayyari said some 3,800 trade vessels and oil tankers have been escorted by 43 Iranian flotillas in international waters thus far.

The commander also underlined that Iran’s naval presence in international waters serves the country’s political diplomacy by conveying the message of peace and friendship.

In recent years, Iran’s naval forces have increased their presence in high seas to secure naval routes and protect merchant vessels and oil tankers against pirates.

By Tasnim News Agency