Navy 40th Flotilla Returns Home, Ending 55-Day Mission

The 40th flotilla of Iran’s Navy returned home on Wednesday Jun 1 after its 55-day mission to remote waters.

The flotilla was welcomed by Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari to the southern Iranian port.

The mission of the Iranian flotilla was to execute the Supreme Leader’s orders, preserve the country’s interests in free waters, fight against pirates and provide security for shipping lines. The flotilla was also carrying a message of peace and friendship to the world. It attended a joint exercise with naval forces of India.

Coincident with its return, the 41st Iranian flotilla started an international mission after being seen off by Navy commanders.