Warships of Russia, Iran and China worked out rescue at sea and countering maritime piracy during the CHIRU-2022 naval exercise in the Arabian Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The joint Russian-Chinese-Iranian naval exercise CHIRU-2022 took place in the Gulf of Oman and in the airspace above it. From the Russian side, a detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) took part in it as part of the Guards Order of Nakhimov missile cruiser Varyag, the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributs and the large sea tanker Boris Butoma. In total, 14 warships and auxiliary vessels were involved in the exercise from three fleets, the report says.

The ships of the Russian Navy with the Chinese and Iranian navies carried out artillery firing at a sea target, carried out joint tactical maneuvering, and worked out search and rescue tasks at sea, RIA Novosti reports.

In the final part of the CHIRU-2022 exercise, the practical skills of the parties were improved in carrying out search operations and releasing a ship conditionally seized by pirates. In this episode of the exercise, an amphibious helicopter and special units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps were involved.

After the completion of the exercise, the ships of the Pacific Fleet will continue their planned transition.