News ID: 190594
Published: 0830 GMT April 10, 2017

Iran-Oman rescue and relief drills kick off

Iran-Oman rescue and relief drills kick off

Iran and Oman joint rescue and relief operation started in the Indian Ocean on Monday.

Commodore Seyyed Mahmoud Mousavi said an Iranian flotilla was deployed to the Indian Ocean through Muscat.

He added in the first phase of the drills, numerous operations were done, including array change, trade and tanker caravans escort, fueling at sea, and telecommunications exchange. In the following phases, other operations will be done, such as specialized marine rescue and relief, quick reaction operations against unexpected incidents, and rescuing vessels.
Mousavi added, 'Due to Iran and Oman’s domination over the strategic Hormuz Strait, and the responsibility both countries have in rescuing the ships and tankers in trouble, we do the joint drills every year.' 

This year Oman is hosting the drills, IRNA reported.

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