Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Letterwritingman, Jun 21, 2004.
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Apparently the Iranians have seized 3 RN Vessels...feckin hell......whats the Bobby on that then
got a link LWM?
Source as reported on Sky news:
they probably did it to stop the Navy from running aground
Three vessels, somehow i don't think so.
Zodiac type rigid craft maybe, we will have to wait and see, details are sparse at the moment.
i thought the peeps in the big thingy had all those what do you call them things so they knew where they had to go and stuff?
did he get lost and NOT ask for directions?
NOTE i said HE!!!!!!
SBS lost again?!!
Even 3 zodiacs seized would be harmful to our boat strapped Navy mates
Probably a naval patrol investigating suspicious dhows. The water's a relatively narrow strip there. It's a prime smuggling route, both ways. Unlikely to be a "Secret sailors" op gone wrong.
I love it:
...and female clothes and gay porn...
And rum an' baccy. And a small, pretty goat which claimed it had been kidnapped as a sexual plaything.
Imagine there's probably a long line of volunteers offering themselves as sexual hostages in Portsmouth as we speak
all sounds very 'hello sailor' doesnt it!! must say, everyone has always 'known' about what those young fellows in the Navy get up to on the long lonely nights at sea, but I must say that they are being rather open about it these days!
'vessels' is an elastic term...equates to ' aircraft' for the Crabs - ie anything that is in the air,powered or unpowered.
Suspect we are talking RIB's - Rigid Inflatable Boats.
There has been a Naval Trg team working with the Iraqi Riverine Service for about a year down there.
Given that the Sky piece says
Iranian naval sources told the offcial station: "The Iranian navy has confiscated three British boats that entered Iranian territorial waters... arresting the crew of eight people.
"On the boats they found weapons and maps."
we are prolly talking either Pacific 22's or poss rigid raiders. 8 guys ?
Coxn + engineer per boat plus 2 passengers.
According to the RN website there is also a Survey ship in the area - HMS Echo.
( << have we got that many ships? >> bloody khaki ignorance - snort)
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