Sunday, October 25, 2020

Shipping: Reports of An Attempted Oil Tanker Hijacking Off The Isle Of Wight

 Huh, pirates in the English Channel?

Fro the London Evening Standard:

Police are responding to an "incident" on board an oil tanker off the Isle of Wight amid reports of an attempted hijacking.

A Coastguard helicopter was spotted circling the vessel off the coast of Sandown on Sunday afternoon.

The ship is a crude oil tanker named the Nave Andromeda, according to the Isle of Wight Radio.

The Liberian registered oil tanker is said to have given out a mayday call at 9am....


Quite a distance from Penzance, must be lost.