What just happened over there?
Most of us are boaters. I know they were in a big body of water but ...
50 miles of course?
Triple redundant navigation including a Ritchie 500 compass (looked like it from the Iranian video they broadcast) that are same in my race boat that was used to race hundreds of miles out to sea and back almost 50 years ago.
The first boat had a nav issue so the second didn't radio ahead and say hey we just crossed the natural zone?
Then it was a mechanical issue? So they drifted 50 miles off course and yet the boat that was running didn't throw a line and tow them out of danger?
Then the Iranians come out in Jon boats with 3hp outboards and they just throw up their hands and surrender? How fast are these navy boats again? 50 knots?
I'm starting to think this is a set up. Either the Iranians came out and took those boats basically trying to run us out of the middle east and the admin is covering it up or we sent them in there on a spy mission and they got caught (very stupid this day and age) or (and what I think it was) they sent them in there with a plan that the Iranians would catch them and give them back with no issue to say that the Iran nuke deal has made new friends out of our enemies.
In summary this is either a scam or the Capt of the lead boat should be brought up on charges and should never be allowed to pilot a paddle boat on a acre lake again.