Iranian Navy thwarts pirate attack on Maltese-flagged ship
The Iranian Navy has thwarted an attack on a Maltese-registered ship, an Iranian news agency reported.
It said the "Dandle" was attacked off Oman by pirates on four high-speed boats. The ship was sailing towards Iran.
The Iranian navy has strengthened its presence in the Gulf of Aden in a bid to confront piracy.
This was the 10th confrontation with pirated by the Iranian Navy.