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Tanker "hijacked" of Isle of Wight.

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:45 pm
by adam2
According to various news reports.

Some reports suggest hijacking for a ransom
Other reports suggest that significant numbers of Migrants are on board and aim to land in the UK.
The second theory sounds more likely to me. Hijacking for a ransom is normally in more lawless regions and not in UK waters.

Updates from news media of your choice.

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:56 pm
by adam2
This is now known to be due to a number of migrants on board.
Being generally reported as a hijacking or as piracy, but the owners of the ship state that is not a hijacking.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-h ... e-54684440

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:18 pm
by adam2
Military assistance now being sought.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-h ... e-54684440

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:17 pm
by adam2
Special forces have detained seven suspects on board the tanker, according to latest reports.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-h ... e-54684440

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:58 am
by BritDownUnder
adam2 wrote:Special forces have detained seven suspects on board the tanker, according to latest reports.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-h ... e-54684440
No doubt said "hijackers/migrants" will have full access to lawyers, European convention of human rights treatment, halal food and 5 star accommodation provided as well.