Kidnapping Sailors, the Prequel
The BBC reports that before the Iranian Navy had tried to kidnap British sailors, they tried it with Australians.
Iranian naval forces in the Gulf tried to capture an Australian Navy boarding team but were vigorously repelled, the BBC has learned. The incident took place before Iran successfully seized 15 British sailors and Marines in March. ...
The BBC has been told the Australians re-boarded the vessel they had just searched, aimed their machine guns at the approaching Iranians and warned them to back off, using what was said to be "highly colourful language".
Who swears, wins. Click more to get a sense of the attitude which the Iranians would have encountered.