BOD PF Marshal Shaposhnikov came for a visit to the Iranian port

MOSCOW, December 21 — RIA Novosti. The large anti-submarine ship "Marshal Shaposhnikov" Pacific Fleet visited the two-day visit to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, told RIA Novosti on Friday, the military-diplomatic source in Moscow.

"Ship of the Pacific Fleet" Marshal Shaposhnikov "went on two-day visit to Iran's port of Bandar Abbas," — said the source.

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that in the last week of December of the year for action to prevent pirate attacks on commercial ships in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa will begin troop ships of the Pacific Fleet as part of a large anti-submarine ship "Marshal Shaposhnikov" tanker "Irkut" and salvage tug "Alatau".

Region Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa is dangerous high activity of Somali pirates who regularly seize court and demand a ransom for their release. The regular presence of Russian warships in areas characterized by high statistics of pirate attacks, the plan provided for the use of naval forces.

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