British authorities detained seven stowaways on an oil tanker only a few miles from the English coast, after crew members known as for assist and locked themselves within the vessel’s protected room, in accordance with the ship’s operator.
The 240-foot, Liberian-registered ship, known as the Nave Andromeda and operated by Greek transport firm Navios Tankers Administration, was en route from Lagos, Nigeria, to the Fawley oil refinery close to Southampton, England.
Hampshire police stated earlier within the day they’d arrange a maritime exclusion zone, with a 3-mile radius, across the vessel, warning different ships to remain clear. Police stated they labored carefully with each the United Kingdom. Maritime & Coastguard Company and Border Power, to “carry this incident to a protected conclusion.”
An individual accustomed to the matter stated United Kingdom. particular forces have been concerned within the operation. Earlier Sunday, the coast guard stated search and rescue helicopters have been on the scene. The spokesman for the ship’s operator stated after the incident the vessel was headed to port late Sunday.