UK special forces storm Navios tanker after suspected hijacking

UK special forces arrested seven stowaways onboard 2011-built 75,000 dwt LR tanker Nave Andromeda near the Isle of Wight for suspected hijacking activities.

According to the UK’s defence ministry, the special forces boarded the vessel after receiving a distress signal from the vessel, after an incident which saw all 22 crew members escape to the ship’s citadel.

The seven stowaways are said to have become violent and threatened to hijack the ship after being found hiding on the tanker.

The vessel, operated by Greek company Navios, was sailing from Lagos in Nigeria to Fawley oil refinery in Southamption.

Local police have started investigations into the incident.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.


  1. INTERTENKO would starve to death before pay for private protection at loading ports. These incidents will be more and more frequent

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