Iranian Naval Vessels Dock in Port Sudan

Iranian Navy’s 27th fleet has docked in Port Sudan “to provide security for Iranian oil tankers and commercial ships”
Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:54
Iranian Warships Berth in Sudan
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian fleet of warships sailing in free waters to provide a safe passage for the country’s cargo ships and oil tankers berthed in Sudan’s port.

The Iranian Navy reported on Wednesday that its 27th fleet of warships comprising Khark helicopter carrier and Sabalan destroyer berthed in Sudan’s city of Port after a one-month sailing of 2,600 miles in order to send Tehran’s message of peace and friendship to the regional states and strengthen ties with Khartoum.

On its path to Sudan, the flotilla of warships intercepted over 43 military units and escorted more than 14 cargo ships and oil tankers.

The Iranian Navy in August dispatched its 27th flotilla of warships to the high seas to protect the country’s cargo ships and oil tankers against pirates.

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the 27th fleet was dispatched after the return of the 26th fleet of the Iranian Navy, comprised of the Bandar Abbas warship and the Alvand destroyer returned home.

Sayyari also said that the mission of the warships is to provide security for Iranian oil tankers and commercial ships sailing on the open seas.

He added that the 26th Fleet had operated in the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, and the Northern Indian Ocean during its mission on the open seas and visited a number of ports in Oman and Djibouti.

The Iranian Navy has been conducting anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008, when Somali raiders hijacked the Iranian-chartered cargo ship, MV Delight, off the coast of Yemen.

According to UN Security Council resolutions, different countries can send their warships to the Gulf of Aden and coastal waters of Somalia against the pirates and even with prior notice to Somali government enter the territorial waters of that country in pursuit of Somali sea pirates.

The Gulf of Aden – which links the Indian Ocean with the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea – is an important energy corridor, particularly because Persian Gulf oil is shipped to the West via the Suez Canal.

Russian naval warships will deploy Gulf of Aden

More ships….

 

Russian Missile Cruiser Variag Heads to Pacific
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Russia: Variag Missile CruiserRussian warships started on Wednesday moving to the Indian Ocean, spokesman of the leadership of the Russian Pacific Fleet Colonel Roman Martov said.

The fleet consists of Variag-type missile cruiser, SB-522 Navy Tanker and Boris Botoma carrier.

According to Martov, the fleet will enter the South China Sea in the near future, while missile cruiser Variag will enter the Gulf of Aden area in early October.

On their way, Russian ships will visit the ports of Sri Lanka, he indicated.

Martov also noted that a group of 5 vessels, belonging to the Russian Pacific Fleet and led by anti-submarine vessel Admiral Pantilyev, has been implementing tasks in the Mediterranean region for five months.

The fleet left its base of Vladivostok in March last year to form the nucleus of  Russian Navy ships in the Mediterranean, he added.

The spokesman said that two Russian landing ships Berisvi and Admiral Nevelsqui which accomplished their missions in Mediterranean are moving now to the Russian port of Novorossiysk in the Black Sea.

“Ten Russian warships of the Pacific Fleet are currently functioning in various regions of the global ocean,” Martov went on to say.

 

http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=111109&frid=22&seccatid=45&cid=22&fromval=1

Russia’s ‘carrier-killer’ Moskva enters Mediterranean

Published time: September 11, 2013 15:18
Edited time: September 11, 2013 15:53
Missile cruiser "Moskva" (RIA Novosti/Vitaliy Ankov)Missile cruiser “Moskva” (RIA Novosti/Vitaliy Ankov)

Russia’s Moskva missile cruiser, dubbed a “carrier-killer” by NATO, has passed through the Straits of Gibraltar and is now heading toward the eastern Mediterranean to assume command of the Russian naval force there.

The Russian Navy said in a statement that the Moskva cruiser passed through the Straits of Gibraltar on September 10.

Interfax news agency added that the Moskva cruiser, “commanded by Sergey Tronev, Captain 1st Rank of the Guards… has enough room for maneuver now.”

“The Black Sea flagship entered the Russian Navy’s area of responsibility in the Mediterranean at 11:00 pm Moscow time yesterday,” the agency reported a military source as saying.

The missile-carrying cruiser is expected to join its final destination in eastern Mediterranean on September 15 or 16.

Upon arrival, the command of the Russian Navy unit in the Mediterranean, currently stationed onboard the Admiral Panteleyev anti-submarine ship, will be relocated to the Moskva.

“The armaments and technical equipment of the missile cruiser are in working condition. The crew is ready to perform combat missions,” the source said.

http://rt.com/news/russia-moskva-cruiser-mediterranean-720/

USS Barry deployed off coast of Syria

Nope, not kidding.  It’s real.

 

Navy Deploys USS Barry to Middle East

Bashar al-Assad’s forces may find themselves face-to-face with Barry, who is already in the region in case military strikes are launched against Syria. The USS Barry, that is.

Along with the destroyer sharing the nickname of the president, the Navy has deployed three other ships to the Mediterranean in preparation for the possible military action: the USS Ramage, Gravely, and Stout.

The destroyer is, in fact, named after the American Revolutionary War officer John Barry, who went on to be the nation’s first commissioned naval officer.

Russian Warships Converging on the Med

Yet another confirmed ship heading for the Mediterranean Sea next week…

A guided missile cruiser.  What would you use on of THOSE for? (Probably shooting other guided missile cruisers?)

Russia Sends 1 More Warship to Mediterranean Sea Fleet – Official

MOSCOW, September 6 (RIA Novosti) – Russia will send another warship to the Mediterranean Sea next week, a high-ranking Russian Navy official told RIA Novosti Friday.

The Kashin-class guided missile destroyer Smetlivy from the Black Sea Fleet is due to leave the port of Sevastopol on September 12-14, the official said, adding that it is to join the Mediterranean task force “on a rotational basis.”

A group of warships, including the large amphibious landing ships Novocherkassk and Minsk, as well as the electronic intelligence ship Priazovye joined the Mediterranean fleet earlier on Friday, he said.

He also said the Slava class guided missile cruiser Moskva will reach the Mediterranean Sea, where it will take over from the Admiral Panteleyev destroyer, on September 17, and on September 29 the missile boat Ivanovets and the guided missile ship Sthil will reach an area off the Syrian coast.

http://en.ria.ru/world/20130906/183216610/Russia-Sends-1-More-Warship-to-Mediterranean-Sea-Fleet–Official.html