Authorities reportedly surrounded the oil tanker following reports of an attempt to hijack it off the Isle of Wight.
The 42,000-tonne Liberian oil tanker Nav Andromeda was due to arrive in the British port of Southampton on Sunday afternoon, but it was on the island’s beach after a tragic call at 9am local time. Telegraph report.
“We know and are dealing with an incident that took place on a ship south of the Isle of Wight,” Hampshire police told the store. “Search and rescue helicopters arrive from Lee Ann Soland and Lit.”
The 748-foot tanker, built in 2011, departed from Lagos, Nigeria about two weeks ago.
Unconfirmed reports say some ships tried to seize the ship, The Guardian reported.
The group is said to have been staying somewhere since the tragic call was issued, According to the Mirror.
While the Coast Guard had control of five nautical miles around the ship, four miles off the island, the tanker now sank in the English Channel. The Sun reports.
“The relevant units will look at the options for what we can do,” local MP Bob Seeley told the sales outlet.
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