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Security Alert In English Channel  
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13591 posts, RR: 76
Posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

A major security operation is now underway in the English Channel.
The cargo ship MV Nisha has been intercepted by the frigate HMS Sutherland and boarded by Royal Marines, after intelligence reports of 'a significent threat to national security'.
The ship, whose largely Indian crew are co-operating with the Marines and anti-terrorist police, is carrying 23,000 tons of raw sugar.
Initial searches have found nothing, more in-depth searches will follow.
The ship last docked in Dibojti (SP), which borders Sudan and Yemen, which has known Al-Queda cells.
MV Nisha was due to dock at Silvertown in East London.

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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

Just about this on Radio 1.Hopefully just a false alarm.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25337 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

 Sad How has things turned out?

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

"Dibojti (SP), which borders Sudan and Yemen"

Aren't Sudan and Yemen on opposite sides of the Red Sea?


Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13591 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

My mistake, I meant to say Somalia.
So far nothing has been found on the ship, but it's moored off the Isle Of Wight, and a more extensive search is being carried out.

User currently offlineIndianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

Hey GDB, was this ship Stormed?

From the name it sounds like an Indian registered ship. Also do you happen to know to which shipping company it belongs?

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13591 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

It's owned by an Indian shipping firm, who have offices in London.
The tabloid press may say that the Royal Marines special forces, the SBS, stormed the ship, but as the crew co-operated fully, (who wouldn't with a heavily-armed Type 23 Frigate bearing down on you?), it's more likey that the SBS, customs and police officers, boarded with consent.
No idea yet if it was a geniune attempt at an attack, or if it was loaded with explosives or chem/bio. weapons.

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