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Special forces free hostages from oil tanker in the English Channel

A 22-person crew of seafarers was freed Sunday night by British special forces after migrants had hijacked a tanker vessel in the English Channel.

Vessel Nave Andromeda is berthed in Southampton Dock a day after the incident on the English Channel. Photo: Henry Nicholls/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Seven people were arrested when British special forces Sunday night stormed oil tanker Nave Andromeda off the coast of Isle of Wight in the English Channel and freed the ship's crew.

The hijacking of the Greek-owned oil tanker, which sails under Libyan flag, and the 22-person crew lasted 10 hours, according to BBC.

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