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Tanker stowaway incident off the Isle of Wight - locator map

Tanker stowaway incident off the Isle of Wight - locator map

The armed forces have boarded a ship in the English Channel and gained controlafter a suspected hijacking and detained seven individuals, the Ministry ofDefence has said.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Home Secretary Priti Patelauthorised armed forces personnel to board the ship in the English Channel inresponse to a police request.


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