Iranian navy

Iranian navy arrives in Rio but avoids Panama Canal

Issue 1165 - 13 Mar 2023 | 1 minute read

The 86th Flotilla of the Iranian Navy (Nejada) docked in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil late February for a week-long port visit, having apparently bypassed the Panama Canal by taking a 7,000 nautical mile detour around South America instead. It is unclear where the flotilla is heading for next.

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