SBS Assault Frees ‘Mayday' Oil Tanker
Daily Mirror|October 26, 2020
SBS Assault Frees ‘Mayday' Oil Tanker
Commandos strike in stowaway mission
Louie Smith And Chris Hughes

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