Update: Avoiding what was sure to turn into a major international incident, The British Foreign Office this morning announced the release of five British sailors detained by the Iranian Navy. Of course it never should have happened in the first place, but a good ending, nonetheless. Full story here.
The abducted UK sailors’ situation hasn’t gotten any better in Iran, with authorities warning of the "tough action" they’ll take if their courts find the sailors had "evil intentions" instead of simply being sailors in the wrong stretch of water. As dire as this all might be, we can’t help but chuckle to see Sailing Anarchy’s forums used as a news source by the widely read UK broadsheet, the Telegraph. Welcome to the new era of journalism.