beause it was not mines.
Not sure what is going on here but smells like bullsmoke
How do we know this isn’t just a naval exercise or war game, with people playing “Iranians” for the camera?
I smell the same bullsmoke of the Gulf of Tonkin...
I would think just grabbing a mine that is attached to the side of a ship would be a pretty risky move unless you knew that the mine would not activate. Not an expert in such matters but it seems mighty dangerous.