British sailors detained by Iran en route to Gulf yacht race
"Britain was making frantic diplomatic efforts last night to stop a dispute with Iran over the seizure of five British sailors becoming an international crisis.
"The men were detained six days ago when their racing yacht was intercepted by Iran's navy while on its way from Bahrain to an event in Dubai but the incident was kept secret as the Foreign Office sought to establish what had happened and tried to avoid raising the political temperature.
"It is thought the yacht, the Kingdom of Bahrain, may have strayed inadvertently into Iranian waters, the Foreign Office said. The vessel was being delivered by the crew to the annual Dubai to Muscat race, which was due to begin the following day. All the Britons were said to be safe and well and their families have been informed."
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"British sailors detained by Iran en route to Gulf yacht race", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2009. Consulté le 27/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/british-sailors-detained-by-iran-en-route-to-gulf-yacht-race