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Hijack attempt? Oil tanker off the Isle of Wight

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Corvuscorax20, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Corvuscorax20

    Corvuscorax20 Star commenter

    Which is a bit of a relief, as the first reports sounded like a possible sinking, which could have been devastating ecologically. I hope all ends peacefully
  2. ajrowing

    ajrowing Star commenter

    Its not clear from the reports I have read whether it is a hijacking or simply that some stowaways have made themselves known to the crew.
  3. Corvuscorax20

    Corvuscorax20 Star commenter

    no, its not clear at all, except the crew are in safe rooms, and the tanker has been zigzagging erratically
  4. modelmaker

    modelmaker Star commenter

    If it's piracy, will it affect the arrgghh rate?
  5. Corvuscorax20

    Corvuscorax20 Star commenter

    just hope everyone is safe and the oil stays in the tanker:eek:
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  6. sodalime

    sodalime Star commenter


    "According to a source close to the shipping company, the crew were aware of stowaways on board, but the stowaways became violent towards the crew while it was off the Isle of Wight.

    It is not known how many stowaways are on board.

    The crew retreated to the ship's citadel, a secure area in which they can lock themselves, making it impossible for attackers to get in.

    This is standard procedure during a terrorist or pirate attack, but there is no suggestion the crew were doing more than protecting themselves from the stowaways."
  7. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

  8. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

  9. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Sounds a low key event with just police and coastguard. the MOD say they are not involved.
  10. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Keel-haul them. Stow them in the brig. Make them walk the plank. Send them to Davy Jones's locker.
  11. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    There is helo heading there from hereford
    nomad likes this.
  12. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Oh I don't know. I've seen better looking examples.;)
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  13. Corvuscorax20

    Corvuscorax20 Star commenter

    they are now
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  14. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Escort them into French waters
    lexus300, Oscillatingass and nomad like this.
  15. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    UK special forces were involved in dealing with the incident on board. Seven suspects have been detained after a suspected hijacking involving stowaways on a tanker off the Isle of Wight.

    Keel-haul them. Stow them in the brig. Make them walk the plank. Send them to Davy Jones's locker.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2020
  16. Corvuscorax20

    Corvuscorax20 Star commenter

    all 7 detained
  17. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    I wonder why; it's usually Marines/SBS from Poole for this sort of thing.
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  18. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    All better choices than mixing it with the SBS! :cool:
    nomad likes this.
  19. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    I'm wondering if they will claim asylum? Migrants no longer arriving in small rubber boats but in ruddy great oil tankers.
    racroesus, maggie m, nomad and 2 others like this.
  20. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I suspect you could be right.

    The stowaways, believed to be Nigerians seeking UK asylum, were handed over to Hampshire Police on Sunday night.


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