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How a ten-hour standoff on an oil tanker near the Isle of Wight ended in just nine minutes –

‘Security in third world ports is not as high as in the first world, so it is relatively easy to get through perimeter fences’



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It is understood that as the ship approached British waters, the crew tried to detain the stowaways in a cabin, but they got violent and that sparked the security incident.
Lawyers for Navios Tankers Management Inc, the Greek company who own the ship, said it was not a hijacking, but the Ministry of Defence did not rule that out.
On Sunday morning, violence erupted.
It was just after 10am when the desperate call went out.
The ships captain said that stowaways had been discovered on board and were…

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