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UK special forces lead operation to retake hijacked ship: report

Police earlier said they did not think the incident aboard the Grande Tema in the Thames Estuary - involving four stowaways - was piracy or terrorism-related.

By: Reuters | London | December 22, 2018 1:48:12 pm
UK special forces lead operation to retake hijacked ship: report The operation is underway (Representational Image) 

An operation led by British navy special forces is underway to retake control of an Italian cargo ship off the English coast after stowaways threatened crew members on Friday, the political editor of The Sun newspaper said.

Police said earlier they did not think the incident aboard the Grande Tema in the Thames Estuary – involving four stowaways – was piracy or terrorism-related.

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