Isle of Wight: Police ask for military help over stowaways security incident on tanker

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Police have requested military assistance to try to resolve a security incident involving stowaways aboard an oil tanker off the Isle of Wight.

Seven stowaways – thought to be from Nigeria – are onboard, Richard Meade, editor of shipping news journal Lloyd’s List, told Sky News.

Hampshire Police said concerns for the welfare of the crew of the Nave Andromeda were reported at 10.04am on Sunday.

The vessel went into an erratic zig-zagging pattern at about 10.45am, tracker images showed.

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