A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Gary LaPook
Date: 2016 Jul 1, 10:29 -0700
As I learned in my "International law" course and at the the JAG school, even warships have the "right of innocent passage" through the territorial seas of another country. The navy ships were in "innocent passage" so it was a violation of UNCLOS to take the sailors hostage. Our Secretary of State shouldn't not have thanked Iran for violating the law.