Iran replaces attacked IRGC Red Sea reconnaissance base
Iran has replaced the IRGC Saviz reconnaissance floating base in the Red Sea with a similar vessel. This is reported by the Israeli media with reference to satellite images.
According to the images, Iran is towing a reconnaissance vessel Saviz, which was damaged in an attack in April this year. The vessel is guided by two tugs, on August 5 it was in the Oman region, continuing to move towards the Iranian coast.
The place of "Saviz" was taken by a similar vessel "Bakhshad", which is the floating base of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Thus, according to Israeli intelligence, Iran has replaced the damaged floating reconnaissance base in the Red Sea with an existing one.
In April this year, the Iranian IRGC floating base "Saviz" was damaged in the Red Sea. According to some sources, the ship was hit by a missile strike, and on others - a magnetic mine was triggered. Officially, Tehran did not accuse anyone, but the American media, citing anonymous sources, reported about Israel's involvement in the attack, which allegedly took revenge on Iran for attacks on Israeli ships.
The vessel Saviz, originally built as a dry cargo ship, has been converted into a floating base and has been part of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) naval forces since 2017. According to unofficial information, the vessel is equipped with radio-electronic means for observation and command and control of troops, as well as other equipment. In addition, it is the carrier of floating craft of different classes, including remotely controlled fireboats.
The Saviz is accused of providing aid to the Houthis, and the ship appears frequently off the coast of Yemen.
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