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Tanker Hijacked By Migrant “Pirates” Seized By Special Forces In Mediterranean

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Maltese special forces have seized a Turkish oil tanker, El Hibu 1, which had been hijacked by the very migrants it stopped to rescue in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya.

Five of the migrants have been arrested, and are accused of overpowering the vessel’s 12-man crew – forcing the oil tanker’s captain to cede control “through coercive action,” according to the Telegraphciting Maltese government sources.

77 of the 108 migrants – or 71% – were men, who were traveling with 19 women and 12 children.

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