Iran: Pirate attack on oil tanker prevented

Monday, 01. November 2021 09:56

The Iranian navy prevented a pirate attack on an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden, the Iranian state television reported on Monday.

"Before crossing the Bab al-Mandeb strait, the tanker was approached by four boats carrying armed men who were prevented in their attack after the Iranian escort fired warning shots," the report stated.

With 40 very large crude carriers, each able to carry 2 million barrels of oil, Iran has recently focused its defense efforts on protection from attacks in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, primarily from Somali pirates.

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