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Isle of Wight tanker: Special Forces take control of ship after 'hijackers' threaten the crew

Special forces on Sunday night ended a ten-hour standoff in the Channel after a group of violent Nigerian “hijackers” threatened to kill the crew of an oil tanker bound for the UK.

Troops from the Special Boat Service stormed the Nave Andromeda under cover of darkness and in a nine minute raid detained seven suspected migrants after they forced the giant vessel to drop anchor five miles off the Isle of Wight.

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