Special forces storm tanker off Isle of Wight to end “suspected hijacking”

Published on October 26, 2020 by

British special forces have boarded a tanker off the Isle of Wight and gained control after a suspected hijacking.

Members of the elite Special Boat Service landed on the vessel by helicopter.

Seven people have been detained on the Liberian-registered vessel, which was heading for Southampton. The crew are said to be safe and well.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Duncan Kennedy.

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