Iranian Provocations in Strait of Hormuz!!


This is the USS Port Royal, one of the three ships harassed by Iranian powerboats in the Strait of Hormuz.  There is a good explanation of the incident on Slate. There are also links to competing video accounts by the Americans and Iranians.  Also, if you look real closely in the American account, I think you can see Crockett and Tubbs driving one of the powerboats.  WTF?


I would like to point out that this incident occurred outside of the territorial waters of Iran, which is a belt of coastal waters extending at most twelve nautical miles from the baseline (usually the mean low-water mark) of a coastal state, as defined by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.


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