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Iranian navy foiled an attempt to seajack Iranian cargo ship

Friday, 24 August 2012

Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy, Rear Admiral Seyed Mahmoud Moussavi, said that the Iranian vessels were attacked twice by a total of 50 Somali pirate speedboats 15 and 26 miles northwest of the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait. Moussavi stated that the Iranian naval forces’ swift action and their heavy fire forced the pirates to flee the scene. He estimated the value of shipments of the two ships at several million dollars.

 
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  • Published: 2 years ago on Friday, 24 August 2012
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: August 24, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
  • Filed Under: Military
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