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  • 30 September 2011

      Fleet of Iranian patrol ships hindered pirates’ attempt to hijack a Russian-flagged vessel. Speaking at the press conference in Iranian southern port of Bushehr, Director-General of the Port and Maritime Organization of Bushehr province Mohammad Rastad said Iranian Navy warships deployed in the Gulf of Aden for anti-piracy tasks had not only secured navigation […]

  • 26 April 2017

    U.S. Navy destroyer USS Mahan was forced to alter course in another run in with Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps fast attack craft in the Persian Gulf. The Iranian vessel acted “unprofessional but also provocative” in the incident which took place on Monday, according to a U.S. official. Unlike in another incident from January this year, USS Mahan […]

  • 26 July 2017

    In one of Iran’s more daring challenges to U.S. Navy vessels operating in the Persian Gulf, an Iranian naval vessel came within 150 yards of a U.S. Navy ship forcing it to fire warning shots. According to the U.S. Central Command, coastal patrol ship USS Thunderbolt was operating in international waters of the Persian Gulf on […]

  • 8 January 2014

    An Iranian oil tanker was rescued from a pirate attack by the Iranian Navy this morning in the Gulf of Aden, writes. Iranian Navy Commander, Admiral Siyavush Jarreh, reported that the country’s 28th fleet opened fire at 12 pirate boats and prevented them from hijacking the tanker. This is not the first case the […]

  • 26 December 2013

    Sri Lankan Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage has paid a visit to Iranian submarine, a member of a task force docked at the Port of Colombo, Sri Lankan Daily Mirror writes. As reported on Monday 23, two Iranian ships and the submarine, named Younes, arrived in Sri Lanka within a deployment to the Far […]

  • 10 March 2017

    Iran carried out another test firing of a naval missile with the successful launch of the Hormuz-2 missile, AFP reported citing Iranian media. According to AFP, General Amir-Ali Hadjizadeh, commander of the air wing of the Revolutionary Guards, told Iranian media that the missile destroyed a target that was 250 kilometres (155 miles) away in the […]

  • 28 January 2016

    Iranian Navy was conducting a naval exercise in the country’s southeastern waters when it warned a U.S. Navy vessel and a fighter jet to move away from the area in which the exercise was being conducted, media reports say. Iranian news site Press TV reported that the U.S. Navy confirmed that it left the drill zone in the […]

  • 9 January 2017

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Mahan fired three warning shots at Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels after they came within 800 meters of the ship on January 8. The incident took place in the Strait of Hormuz and involved the U.S. Navy destroyer and four Iranian vessels, Reuters reported citing U.S. defense officials. The report […]

  • 26 August 2016

    Just a day after four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boats charged a U.S. Navy destroyer near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. Navy coastal patrol boat was forced to fire warning shots to fend off fast approaching Iranian vessels in the North Persian Gulf. USS Squall and USS Tempest, both Cyclone-class patrol ships, were in international […]

  • 23 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The Port of Colombo on Friday hosted a visit from Iranian Navy ships and a submarine. The ships named Alborz and Bandar and submarine Younes were on a voyage in the Indian Ocean when they arrived in Colombo. Commander of Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, welcomed the ships’ commanders and military Attache of […]

  • 29 April 2015

    U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain answered a distress call yesterday morning issued by the Maersk Tigris container ship, after an Iranian Navy ship fired shots across its bridge and Iranian personnel boarded the commercial vessel, a Pentagon spokesman said. Army Col. Steve Warren told members of the Pentagon press corps that at about 2:05 […]

  • 22 October 2015
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    A group of Iranian Navy ships arrived at the base of the Russian Navy’s Caspian flotilla, the port of Astrakhan, Oct 21. The Damavand destroyer and two missile destroyer ships Paykan and Jushan were met by the Russian corvette Makhachkala of the Caspian flotilla, which escorted them to the quay of Astrakhan. The Iranian sailors were met by representatives of […]

  • 29 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Further Iranian naval exercises evoke a considerable concern regarding the potential shipping risk. Upon conducting previous exercises, Iranian Navy conducted boardings and inspections of merchant ships, including those flagged to European nations. Exercises planned to be carried out between December 2011 and March 2012 near the Strait of Hormuz, particularly in areas closer to Iranian […]

  • 11 January 2012

    A U.S. Coast Guard ship, assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 55, rendered aid to six Iranian mariners from a distressed vessel in the North Arabian Gulf, Jan. 10. At approximately 3 a.m. local time, Island-Class Patrol Boat USCGC Monomoy (WPB-1326) operating in the area; when it was hailed by flares and flashlights from the […]

  • 28 November 2011
    Industry news

      The Iranian Navy expanded the fleet of its submarines after it received three more Ghadir-class submarines today, Iranian Army’s Navy … (farsnews) [mappress] Source: farsnews, November 28, 2011;

  • 13 February 2012
    Industry news

    Two light submarines built in Iran have joined national navy, reports governmental news agency IRNA. This step is considered a part of Iran’s efforts to modernize its defense capability as a result of deterioration in relations with the West over Iranian nuclear program. Tehran threatens to block the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic oil traffic […]

  • 27 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Iranian Navy has tested the latest version of the home-made Nasr missile during naval drills held in its territorial waters. According to Iranian English-language news agency Fars News, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said the cruise missile’s accuracy was confirmed after it hit the specified target. The drill during which the firing took […]

  • 26 August 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Iran declared three large military projects had been completed. The presentation of new achievements was associated with Iranian Defense Industry Day and attended by the president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and defense minister Ahmad Vahidi. Presentation of missile Ghader (stands for “mighty”), torpedo Ajdar (“dragon”), and warship’s powerplant was held during the ceremony, reports ITAR-TASS. According […]

  • 9 January 2014

    The Iranian Navy’s 28th fleet fended off a second pirate attack targeting the country’s ship in the last 24 hours, as reported by the Fars news agency on Jan. 9 citing a Navy source. The pirates aboard 8 boats were approaching another Iranian ship in the waters of the Gulf of Aden this morning trying […]

  • 4 July 2011

      Iranians mourning a 23-year-old airline tragedy tossed flowers in the Gulf on Sunday at the site where an Iranian passenger plane was downed… By NASSER KARIMI (forbes) [mappress] Source: forbes, July 4, 2011;

  • 25 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boats came within 300 yards of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Nitze on August 23 in the latest run-in between U.S. and Iran in the Persian Gulf. The Iranian boats carried out a high-speed intercept of the U.S. destroyer which was described as “unsafe and unprofessional” by one of the sailors aboard USS […]

  • 15 June 2017

    A U.S. Marines helicopter fired flares at an Iranian patrol boat in the Strait of Hormuz after it shined a laser at the helicopter. The incident, which was deemed an unsafe encounter by U.S. officials, took place on Tuesday. In addition to the Marine CH-53E Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter, Iranians pointed the laser at two […]

  • 29 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Iranian Navy will conduct the Velayat 90 naval exercise in neutral waters soon, reports Tehran Times on Nov 26 referring to Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayari. According to Sayari, the maneuvers will take place in the Gulf of Oman and northern part of the Indian Ocean; it will differ from the previous one […]

  • 22 August 2011

    Iranian Navy Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Seyyed Mahmoud Moussavi said Iranian bulk carrier was rescued by the country’s Navy. Mousavi added, “due to vigilance of the 15th flotilla of the Navy dispatched to high seas and Gulf of Aden and efforts of special operations teams, the Navy could save the Iranian carrier after several battles […]

  • 11 July 2019

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose has chased off five Iranian Revolutionary Guards vessels trying to impede the passage of tanker British Heritage in the Persian Gulf on Thursday. According to media reports, HMS Montrose positioned itself between the tanker and Iranian vessels and issued verbal warnings before the Iranian boats retreated. The incident took place […]

  • 24 October 2011

    An attempt by the Somali pirates to hijack an Iranian oil tanker was thwarted after the Iranian Navy fleet deployed in… (farsnews) [mappress] Source: farsnews, October 24, 2011

  • 13 May 2016

    The commander in charge of ten U.S. sailors who were detained by Iran in January 2016 was fired due to what the U.S. Navy termed as a ‘loss of confidence in his ability to command’. Commander Eric Rasch who was commanding the Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3 at the time of the incident was relieved of his duties […]

  • 2 May 2011

      Iranian Navy has foiled attempts by pirates to hijack an Iranian cargo ship off Pakistan’s southern coasts… (tehrantimes) [mappress] Source: tehrantimes, May 2, 2011;

  • 22 January 2014
    Training & Education

    The Iranian Navy deployed two warships for their first-ever navy mission in the Atlantic Ocean, the Arab News reports.   The ships, Sabalan and Khark, carrying about 30 navy academy cadets, will undertake a three-month voyage across the Atlantic. Kharg is a 207.8 meters long replenishment ship of the Iranian Navy, with a displacement of […]