Two Iranian warships sailed through Egypt's Suez Canal Saturday into the Mediterranean Sea, only the second time the country's ships have entered that sea since the 1979 revolution. "[T]he Navy's 18th fleet will in the best way carry the message of peace and friendship to regional countries," said Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari, according to Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency.
The Kaliningrad amphibious assault landing ship from Russia’s Baltic Fleet has set sail for the Baltic Sea to take part in the BALTOPS 2012 naval drills on June 1-16, the press service of the Western military district said.
A group of warships from Russia’s Pacific Fleet is about to deploy to the Mediterranean Sea for the first time in decades, fleet spokesman Roman Martov said on Monday.
Iran will deploy a fleet of warships to the Mediterranean Sea, Navy chief Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Wednesday.