Elite commandos swooped on to an oil tanker last night six miles off Britain after a Mayday was issued over reportedly violent stowaways.
The 42,000-ton Nave Andromeda set sail from Nigeria three weeks ago and had been due to dock in Southampton yesterday at 10.30am.
But is understood the captain put out a “desperate” call “fearing for his life” after seven stowaways were discovered in a cabin.
The stowaways smashed glass and made threats to kill the crew, it is alleged.
The crew locked themselves inside a secure area, leaving the 228-metre long crude oil tanker stationary off the Isle of Wight.
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October 26, 2020