Al Arabiya cameras film suspicious Iranian ship in Red Sea near Yemen’s coast
Al Arabiya’s cameras monitored the Iranian Saviz ship that has been stationed for three years in international waters in the Red Sea near the Yemeni coasts.
The Iranian ship, which practices military activities under a trade cover, has previously transferred experts from Iran to Yemen.
Saviz, which is registered at the UN’s International Maritime Organization, is 87 nautical miles away from Yemeni coasts.
The ship which is 150 meters in length has been equipped with four 50 caliber machineguns that have been hidden by the ship’s crew.
The ship also has two military boats and more than 16 multipurpose devices such as surveillance radars and monitoring devices. It also has a satellite and highly-developed military communication system which does not harmonize with the nature of commercial ships’ work.
Al Arabiya detected the movement of one of the two military boats as it headed towards another Iranian military ship called Arzin. The boat received a suspicious shipment of a large size and heavy weight and transferred it to Saviz.
It’s uncommon for ships like Saviz to stay in the sea for so long according to the regulations of the International Maritime Organization that regulates ships’ activities as Saviz is not a drillship or a research vessel.