Tanker "hijacked" off Isle of Wight.

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Tanker "hijacked" off 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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Re: Tanker "hijacked" of Isle of Wight.

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I have since heard an UNCONFIRMED update regarding this event.

It was known that a number if migrants were aboard the ship, with the stated intention of landing in England and remaining here.
As the ship rounded the Isle of Wight, these migrants allegedly believed that that they were to be put in some form of detention camp on an "offshore island" and not allowed to land in England.
They then revolted and seized control of the ship to prevent this, having no idea that firstly a ship that size cant dock on the Isle of Wight, and secondly that for all practical purposes that the Isle of Wight is part of England. Certainly no immrigation checks on the ferries between the mainland and the island.
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The migrants thought they would be forced to live on the Isle of Wight, so demanded that the ship take them to Iraq.

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