Iran’s 77th fleet returns home, ending 77-day journey

The 77th fleet of the Iranian Navy docked on Wednesday at southern port of Bandar Abbas after conducting a 77-day expedition at high seas.

The Navy Fleet proceeded 10,500 nautical miles during 77 days of expedition.

Over the past few years, Iran’s Navy has increased its presence in free waters to safeguard naval routes and provide security for merchant vessels and tankers.

The Iranian Navy, in line with international efforts against piracy, has also been conducting patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008 in order to protect cargo vessels and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries.

Iran’s Navy has managed to foil several pirate attacks on both Iranian and foreign tankers during the expedition.

Iran’s Army Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani on Oct 17, 2021, said that the Iranian Navy 77th fleet docked at Salalah Port of Oman.

Rear Admiral Irani stated that one of the most important goals of sending naval fleets to high waters is to secure the transportation and shipping lines of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

According to the commander, the purpose of docking of the Iranian navy fleet at Salalah Port of Oman was to send the message of peace and friendship and establish security in the region, as well as to get acquainted with the cultures and strengthen the naval and military relations of the countries.

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