Politics, Sports, Business, Entertainment and News you will get nowhere else.

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Four Stowaways From Nigeria Arrested By UK Police


Four stowaways who allegedly threatened the crew of a cargo ship with armed bars were detained by police on Friday night after an operation to secure the vessel was launched off the Kent coast.

The crew of Grande Tema, en route from Lagos in Nigeria to Tilbury in Essex, locked themselves on the bridge after the stowaways they had discovered broke free from a cabin and started to make their demands, reports Telegraph UK.

The men had allegedly demanded the crew sail close to the British coast so they could jump off and swim ashore.

The incident came to an end after Royal Navy helicopters were deployed amid reports that elite Special Boast Service commandos had been deployed to carry out the operation.

Essex Police, which oversaw the operation, said: “We have secured a vessel in the Thames Estuary. Four men have been detained under the Immigration Act”.

They said the vessel was boarded at around 11pm and would be brought to the Port of Tilbury to dock.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Disclaimer: Comments made by readers of this blog are strictly the views and opinions of the writers and not that of Nedu Echianu's Blog.

Credit is given to the original sources of culled stories, but in a situation where your story is wrongfully credited to someone else, please contact neduechianu@gmail.com for an immediate correction.

For eye witness reports, stories and features which you want published on this blog please contact me on +234-8037036168 or neduechianu@gmail.com.