Friday, January 6, 2023

Iranian Wharf Now Repairing Russian Ship

Paul Goble

            Staunton, Jan. 5 – In a move that potentially may prove more consequential that Tehran’s ongoing supply of drones to the Russian army now invading Ukraine, Iran’s Maritime Industrial Company (SADRA) is currently repairing a Russian ship that crashed into ice in the Volga River (

            Three aspects of this development are important. First, it represents a kind of solution to the difficulties Russia has long faced in its domestic shipbuilding capacity and its more recent exclusion from the use of foreign yards (

            Second, it represents a major step forward in Iran’s efforts to become a major shipbuilding center, something that could help it project power in a variety of directions including northward (

            And third, it highlights the difficulties Russia is having with its river fleet, a set of ships closely tied to its invasion of Ukraine and its efforts develop a north-south trade corridor to end run Western sanctions ( and

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