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originally posted by: charlyv
The drifting thing still bothers me, as any Navy skipper understands how currents affect a DIW boat, and they certainly had a GPS that would show the drift rate and position. I had wondered why they did not throw anchor, as it seems the water depth was between 65 and 150ft. (judging purely by sea depth in Google Earth, and using the approximate position showed by CNN). Of course, the reasons they did not throw anchor must be a good one, because it would be textbook not to allow yourself to drift towards shore.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Because the Navy never breaks down. It had to have been some nefarious plot.
Pilots are taught in an emergency to fly the plane first and deal with that as their priority, and they still screw up and plant the aircraft in the ground.
originally posted by: thinline
Don't worry, Obama will apologize for America. Heck, he will probably reimburse the Iranians for the gas they had to use to capture US Citizens.
originally posted by: Majic
a reply to: Zaphod58
Not sending them into Iranian waters would have prevented this.