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* Iranian Navy fleet docks in Sri Lanka's Colombo Port
Fri, Mar 22, 2013, 01:25 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 21, Colombo: The 24th fleet of Iran's Navy, currently sailing through international waters, docked at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port on Thursday, Iran news agency reported.

The 24th fleet of the Navy, comprising Sabalan destroyer and Kharg helicopter carrier, docked in Colombo after patrolling Southeast Asia's Strait of Malacca and successfully conducting its mission in the Indian and Pacific oceans, Commander of the 24th fleet of Iran's Navy, Capitan Seyyed Omid Golestaneh, said.

The flotilla of warships, which left Iran's southern Bandar Abbas on January 20 conveys the message of peace and friendship to regional countries, Eastern and Southeastern Asian states in particular, the Commander said.

The fleet of warships docked in Zhangjiagang port in China on March 4 after sailing 13,000 kilometers in 40 days.

In recent years, Iran's Navy has been increasing its presence in international waters to protect naval routes and provide security for Iranian merchant vessels and tankers.

In addition, in line with the international efforts to combat piracy, the Iranian Navy has been conducting anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008 to safeguard the vessels involved in maritime trade, especially the ships and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran.



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