Iran Navy Repulses Pirate Attack in Gulf of Aden
The commander of the Iranian Navy announced on Saturday that Iranian commandos repelled a pirate attack on an Iranian cargo convoy in the Gulf of Aden.
Iranian naval forces have successfully repulsed an attack by pirates against two oil tankers that it was escorting in the Gulf of Aden, the country's naval chief said.
The official IRNA news agency quoted the navy Commander Admiral Shahram Irani on Saturday saying that "navy commandos were successful in repulsing this morning the attack by pirates against an Iranian commercial convoy in the Gulf of Aden."
"The destroyer Alborz was escorting two oil tankers when they were attacked by five pirate ships," he added, noting that Iranian shots were fired, forcing "the attackers to leave the area".
During its missions in international waters, Iran's Navy has managed to thwart multiple attacks on both Iranian and foreign tankers.