via Sky News: The Pentagon has said that two US Navy boats are in Iranian custody, though Iran has said the crew will be returned “promptly”.
Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told the Associated Press they lost contact with the vessels as they moved through the Gulf between Kuwait and Bahrain.
Mr Cook said: “We have been in contact with Iran and have received assurances that the crew and the vessels will be returned promptly.”
Up to 10 US Navy sailors have been detained by Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces, senior US military officials said, after at least one vessel became disabled and drifted into Iranian territorial waters.
The US sailors are being held on Farsi Island, a small island in the Persian Gulf that is home to an Iranian Revolutionary Guard base.