UK Special Forces Move to Retake Hijacked Ship

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 22, 2018

An operation led by British navy special forces is under way to retake control of an Italian cargo ship off the English coast after stowaways threatened crew members on Friday, the political editor of The Sun newspaper said, Reuters reported.

Police said earlier they did not think the incident aboard the Grande Tema in the Thames Estuary - involving four stowaways - was piracy or terrorism related.

(Reuters writing by William Schomberg, Editing by James Dalgleish)

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