The RMT is campaigning hard to defend Section 12 of the fire precautions act that was recommended following the Kings Cross Fire of 1985. The government is determined to water down the legislation, which the efforts by RMT-sponsored MP's has thus far prevented.
The real question to be asked is not whether the British sailors were in Iranian or Iraqi waters. The real question is who benefits from this "provocation". The incident would seem to fit in well with the plans that imperialism has to strike at Iran's nuclear development plan.