Dodged a big one...
Nouraee said that the ships would sail without protective security because the Iranians “do not want to fight", however he emphasized that "we are willing to become martyred in this way.”
According to IRNA, a senior official of the the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, Deputy Commander Hossein Salami, has said that escorting the two cargo ships "was not on the guards agenda."
Some sense in the world. Of course, the martyr talk in the article might mean that the crew of the vessels will be armed, making boarding harder. These ships might have to be sunk from afar...what will that do to the region?