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UK military seizes ship in English Channel after ‘stowaway’ security alert

Britain's special forces have taken control of the Liberia-registered oil tanker after stowaways, discovered aboard, turned violent. Initial reports suggested the ship, which had traveled from Nigeria, had been hijacked.

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