8th fleet: Iran claims Aden Gulf escort role

Iranian frigate Sabalan (in Persian سبلان), a British-made Vosper Mark V class frigate

Frigates and a logistic vessel from Iran's 8th fleet in the last 18 months ago have escorted 400 trade ships and oil tankers in the Gulf of Aden, claimed Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari in welcoming home Iran's 8th fleet of warships after a two-month mission in the Gulf of Aden. He added that Iran's 9th fleet of warships has already been deployed in the Gulf to defend the country's cargo ships and oil tankers against continued attacks by Somali pirates.

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