The Iranian Navy’s fleet of warships, which is now passing through the Strait of Malacca, will enter the Pacific Ocean tomorrow, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced on Monday.
Speaking to reporters, Sayyari said that Navy’s 24th flotilla of warships is now passing through the Strait of Malacca and will continue its voyage in the Pacific Ocean tomorrow.
“The 24th fleet, comprised of Khark chopper carrier warship and Sabalan destroyer, will exit the Strait of Malacca and enter the Pacific Ocean tomorrow,” he stated, adding that this will be the Navy’s first voyage in the ocean.
The Strait of Malacca is a narrow, 805 km stretch of water between the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
The Strait of Malacca connects the Pacific Ocean to the East with the Indian Ocean to the West.
Sayyari further announced that the Iranian fleet is also due to visit China’s port city of Zhangjiagang.
In December 2012, Sayyari had said that the Iranian Navy has been able to successfully expand its operational zone to the Northern waters of the Indian Ocean and is now operating in a vast area.