By SOF Editor on Tue, 12/01/2009 - 11:38am
The British government says five Britons have been detained in Iran after their racing yacht may have inadvertently strayed into Iranian waters.
The Foreign Office in London says Iranian naval vessels stopped the yacht on November 25 in the Persian Gulf. In a Monday statement, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband says the crew was en route from Bahrain to Dubai when the incident occurred.
The yacht, owned by the Sail Bahrain company, was due to join the 580-kilometer Dubai-Muscat Offshore Sailing Race. British news reports say the boat may have drifted into Iranian territory after