Ira­nian navy thwarts pi­rate at­tack in Gulf of Aden

Tehran Times - - POLITICS -

TEHRAN — Ira­nian navy forces on Mon­day suc­cess­fully re­pelled a ma­jor pi­rate at­tack on one of the coun­try’s mer­chant ves­sels in the Gulf of Aden, ISNA re­ported.

The ves­sel was saved by the 48th naval fleet, com­prised of Al­vand de­stroyer and La­van lo­gis­tic war­ship, near the Bab el-Man­deb Strait.

The at­tack­ers were armed with light and semi-heavy as­sault weapons in a bid to hi­jack the ship.

The Al­vand de­stroyer rushed to the area after re­ceiv­ing a dis­tress sig­nal from the ves­sel.

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