Preacher Command"s Grand Ayatollah Kamikaze Flotilla fired up Persian nautical naughtiness on Friday with six-days maritime maneuvers in, on and about the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman, north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.
Revo Guard Rear Admiral Habibollah "Skippy" Sayyari splains thusly:
“Among the aims of the drill is to display the capabilities of Iran’s Armed Forces and the Navy to defend our country’s water borders and interests in line with establishing durable security in the region and conveying the message of peace and friendship to the neighboring states"
Cats in the drill will practice an operation to block the Strait of Hormuz, which handles more than 20% of the world’s oil tanker traffic and include 23 warships, led by the Jamaran (Mowj Class)
destroyer (whale, more like a Frigate/Corvette than a real live DD) and the Bushehr Helicopter carrier
At the same incredible instant - Great Satan"s CVN 74 sweetly hits the hood after patrolling the Arabian Sea together with a guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay. Meanwhile, the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu has entered the Oman’s port of Salalah on the Arabian Sea.