Making todays news.

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  1. Rover

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    As reported by the Daily Mail.......

    “Pirates SURRENDER: SAS storm hijacked ship from Nigeria.”

    Pirates SURRENDER: British special forces storm hijacked ship from Nigeria.”

    “Armed migrants who threatened a cargo ship have surrendered to British Navy special forces who have taken control of the vessel after an SBS helicopter was deployed to the scene.”

    Whilst the BBC.......

    “Essex Police said the vessel was boarded and secured shortly after 23:00 GMT on Friday - almost 14 hours after the force was first called.”:cool:

    The Nigerian Media........

    A few mention the Gatwick ‘drones’. But no mention at this time about any “hijacked ship from Nigeria”o_O

    The DM covering all the angles!-banghead-

    AN UPDATE....

    Whilst on Sky News........

    (Courtesy of the ‘met office);)

    Sky sources say Special Boat Service operatives fast-roped from helicopters on to the ship and four men have been arrested.

    By David Mercer, news reporter

    Four men have been arrested after special forces stormed a cargo ship off the UK's coast where a group of stowaway migrants had threatened staff on-board.

    Special Boat Service (SBS) operatives from Sabre Squadron fast-roped from helicopters on to the ship which had been sailing in the Thames Estuary, sources told Sky's defence and security correspondent Alistair Bunkall.
     
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  2. westy

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    I believe I see them travelling towards Margate around 2000hrs last night!! About 12 blue lighted cars flew down the M2!! Wish I’d followed now
     
  3. Chelonian

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    A somewhat muted coverage of the incident by BBC TV this morning. The non-availability of factual information doesn't usually stop the media from speculating.
    Perhaps images of glum-faced people in Christmas jumpers dossing on the floor at LGW is more newsworthy?

    Standing by for media reports of how "the Army was called in" to resolve the hijack incident. :)
     
  4. BubbleBert

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    Should have just carried on to Tilbury, 10 minutes ashore there and they would be back on board thinking Nigeria isn't that bad...
     
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  5. Rover

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    The truth being...........


    Lapland News.

    01.30 By our Military Attaché Bjorn Ogarde.

    It is understood that a detachment from the SSR (Secret Santa Regiment) was deployed to the Thames estuary in England. Rudolf Flight and a section of Elves aka Santa’s Little Helpers were responsible for the surrender of four Nigerian ‘pirates’!o_O;)

    The Nigerians were shocked by the sudden appearance of ‘Santa’ and a well directed volley of ‘HO HO HOES’ that all their resistance crumbled.:cool::)
     
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  7. Chelonian

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    Police previously said the situation was not being treated as a hostage, piracy or terror-related issue.

    "Today they managed to escape from the cabin and they started threatening the crew, requesting the master of the vessel [navigate] very close to the coast.

    My bold. If earlier reports of the crew being threatened with iron bars are accurate the word 'request' might be considered inappropriate.