TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The first video of the presence of an Iranian Navy fleet in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time was released on Tuesday.
The Iranian Navy’s 44th flotilla of warships has sailed around the African continent and entered the Atlantic Ocean, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced on Monday.
“For the first time, the Navy’s 44th flotilla, comprised of Bushehr logistic warship and Alvand destroyer, has sailed around the African continent and arrived in the Atlantic Ocean,” he said.
The naval fleet has docked at the Port of Durban after a port call in Tanzania.
On Tuesday, the Iranian Navy’s official website released the first video of the flotilla sailing in the Atlantic Ocean.
At the end of the video, Iranian Navy Lieutenant Admiral Omid Golestaneh explains about the mission of the fleet, saying that it is in international waters to protect Iranian trade and oil vessels against piracy.
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.