“Crew didnât fight back? Maybe our Mussie-In-Chief told them not to.”
The vessels ran aground.
Tough to fight back when your boat is stuck in the mud.
Both of them? How weird. Were they armed? Did the crew have weapons?
The article doesn’t say they ran aground, it says they were picked up in Iranian waters while adrift and the incident took place ‘near.’ the island. The Iranians most likely took the boats and crew to the island to detain them and that’s why there was a radio signal from the island. Either one of the crew trying to signal so they could be found, or else an Iranian using the radio- perhaps to taunt the fleet.