We were all ecstatic with news that our Navy crews were returned home safely and ask the media to cool the slams on the Lieutenant who expressed his thanks to the Iranian Government for the treatment his crew received. He got his people home safe and that is what counts.
As former sailors ourselves, we postulate that the Iranians spoofed their GPS, in fact they were probably running on autopilot and commercial GPS signals. If that was the case and our theory is correct, it points to training issues because an E3 Coxswain could have made that trip on ship’s compass alone to include set and drift correction.
We learn, we improvise and improve.
Welcome Home Crew!