BREAKING NEWS: Iran releases 10 US Navy sailors after boat drifted in Persian Gulf

by  |  published on January 13, 2016

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard released 10 U.S. Navy sailors who were detained after two small Riverine boats crossed into Iranian territorial waters, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday.

A statement said that the sailors and the boats left the Iranian naval base where they had been held shortly before 9 a.m. GMT (4 a.m. EST). The nine men and one woman were later transferred ashore by Navy aircraft, while the boats continued toward Bahrain, their intended destination. There was no indication the sailors had been harmed.

A U.S. official told Fox News that the sailors were initially taken to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio before flying to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman for additional debriefing.

  • Chuck

    We can and should blame Bathhouse Barry and I Served in Vietnam Kerry for the atmosphere that permits and excuses such actions by Iran.
    However, we must be honest with ourselves. The Navy commanders in charge of these boats really screwed up. These boats should have been escorted by a heavy. Sending them on this long trip in potentially hostile waters without cover is folly–no, stupid. Then, contingency plans should have been in place should the unexpected happen, which it did, that had forces alerted to react immediately to any threat. This, apparently, was not done.
    As a retired Navy Captain, qualified in both surface and submarine warfare I am appalled at the incompetence of the senior staff that permitted this humiliating event to occur. He/they should be severely reprimanded–relieved of command. They are obviously unfit.

  • Luke

    obama makes me sick, our soldiers need to know they are to be protected.
    The sailor who apologized to the enemy should be court martial along with the removal of the traitor john kerry who turns my stomach every time I see that traitor..

    • bobnstuff

      If someone makes a mistake he should say he’s sorry, we teach it to our five year old’s. Our boats went into Iran’s waters by mistake so saying we are sorry is the right thing to do. Admitting a mistake doesn’t make you weak, it proves you take responsibility for your actions.

      • Luke

        When you violate the Geneva Convention as iran has done here, no apology is necessary and never will be.. The soldier is only required to give name, rank and serial number, he does not apologize for the USA.
        They were in international waters and they did not make any mistakes other than allowing iran to board them from bass boats, something is not right here yet, and the truth has not been told, IMHO

        • bobnstuff

          They were by every ones account in Iran’s waters. Iran could have held them as spies or worse. Had we elected a hot head for president we could have been at war right now. Is that what you want? We were in the wrong, don’t you get it! If the tables had been turned we would have done the same thing.

  • catfish

    Take the bugs out of those boats……NOW

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