Tanker "hijacked" of Isle of Wight.

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Tanker "hijacked" of Isle of Wight.

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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.

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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
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Military assistance now being sought.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-h ... e-54684440
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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
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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.
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