Police have arrested seven men on suspicion of ‘seizing control of an oil tanker’ near the Isle of Wight.
Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of ‘seizing control’ of a ship after an oil tanker was ‘hijacked’ in the English Channel yesterday. Police in Hampshire say the men have been detained in connection with a ten-hour stand-off on the ‘Nave Andromeda’ off the coast of the Isle of Wight.
The Special Boat Services stormed the ship after the captain issued a mayday call as the vessel approached Southampton Port. It’s thought some of the stowaways may have become aggressive to crew members as the vessel neared land.
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