December 1, 2009

Racing Yacht Crew Seized in Iran

The British crew of a racing Yacht has been seized and detained in Iran after sailing through their waters this week, and calls are now coming from around the world for them to be released.

The Brits say they wandered into Iranian waters strictly by accident, and a spokesperson said "I think it is completely unjustifiable and I believe Iran should release these people from captivity without delay. There was no justification for them being arrested in the first place." So far there is no word from Iran on their plans for the Yacht crew, though it is confirmed they are currently safe and sound.

Friends and family say they hope the racers will be released soon and won't be used as a "bargaining chip."

Racing Yacht Crew Seized in Iran

Five British sailors are being detained in Iran after their racing yacht was stopped by the Iranian navy, the Foreign Office has said. Their boat, the Kingdom Of Bahrain, owned by Sail Bahrain, was stopped by Iranian naval vessels last Wednesday as it sailed from Bahrain to Dubai...

Racing Yacht Crew Seized in Iran

Posted at December 1, 2009 4:12 AM

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