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    Not the best place to highjack a boat, right on the SBS's doorstep!!

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    I know! Hardly the sharpest tools in the box.

    Quote Originally Posted by murkeywaters View Post
    Not the best place to highjack a boat, right on the SBS's doorstep!!

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    Unfortunately the hijackers were brought ashore alive.

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    It'll give Preti Patel's reputation a much needed boost.
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    In fairness, I don't think they were hijackers. They were frightened, panicking, desperate people who made some bad decisions when put in a stressful situation. I don't think they got on that tanker intending to hijack it though I may be proved wrong when all the facts come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    It'll give Preti Patel's reputation a much needed boost.
    She does already enjoy a very strong reputation for excellence within the party and its voters happily, but it's nice to see it enhanced.

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    During my University Summer Holidays I worked at the SBS base down in Hamworthy, Poole. They also had regular Army, Royal Marines, Gurkhas as well as US military at that base. Some amazing blokes. I remember being in awe at seeing men jump out of Chinooks with no protective outfits - just kind of a roll at the end to diffuse the force.

    Witnessing some of the exercises I do recall telling myself at the time that I was very glad not to be on the opposing side against the Gurkhas. Absolute mentalists! I'm not sure 'taking prisoners' was in their vocabulary.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by monogroover View Post
    She does already enjoy a very strong reputation for excellence.
    Your talents are wasted, you should be on the stage...
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    In fairness, I don't think they were hijackers. They were frightened, panicking, desperate people who made some bad decisions when put in a stressful situation. I don't think they got on that tanker intending to hijack it though I may be proved wrong when all the facts come out.
    According to reports the "frightened, panicking, desperate people who made some bad decisions when put in a stressful situation" smashed glass and made threats to kill crew members, after being told they would be handed over to immigration officials.
    Let's hope they earned a trip back to Nigeria.
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    Well, let me put it this way.

    When was the last time a SBS operation was announced BEFORE it had taken place, and an almost live commentary was provided?
    To top that off, it happened within 30 minutes from their base...
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Maybe there's more too it than that! There could be a submarine trapped inside the hull.

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    Them bloody Ruskies.

    Quote Originally Posted by sprite1275 View Post
    Maybe there's more too it than that! There could be a submarine trapped inside the hull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    In fairness, I don't think they were hijackers. They were frightened, panicking, desperate people who made some bad decisions when put in a stressful situation. I don't think they got on that tanker intending to hijack it though I may be proved wrong when all the facts come out.

    Reckon the Vessel master and/or crew were paid to take them onboard, feed them for the duration of the passage, and "discover" them when on approach to Soton.

    Captain/crew think this way - precludes any chance of suspicion of them.

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    Over in 7 minutes. Those Nigerians must have pooped themselves seeing these SBS black masked figures coming at them. A very pro operation.

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    They were heading into Fawley, empty. presumably to pick up some west African spec. Gasoil
    I’ve Worked there 36 yrs
    They’d not have had much chance to beat the security on the deep water terminal to get inshore, so they’d have had to swim for it at some point I reckon.
    It’ll take about 3 days to load so maybe catch a lift home.

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    Unfortunately the Expendables weren’t available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitfitter View Post
    Unfortunately the Expendables weren’t available.
    Or the doormen from Weatherspoons!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Your talents are wasted, you should be on the stage...
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Reckon the Vessel master and/or crew were paid to take them onboard, feed them for the duration of the passage, and "discover" them when on approach to Soton.

    Captain/crew think this way - precludes any chance of suspicion of them.
    I certainly wouldn't be surprised if at least one crew member was involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Your talents are wasted, you should be on the stage...
    I think the idiot is correct, she does have a fan base amongst the card carrying party members, no matter how unbelievable that’ll be to people like you and me. She appeals to a certain element. Disgraceful, but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thenikjones View Post
    I think the idiot is correct, she does have a fan base amongst the card carrying party members, no matter how unbelievable that’ll be to people like you and me. She appeals to a certain element. Disgraceful, but true.
    I'm sure you're right after-all she sings from the 'Fromage song book', odd given her history.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    I certainly wouldn't be surprised if at least one crew member was involved.
    Probably the traffickers told the captain to take them.It will be here’s some money and take them or We will visit Your wife and family while Your away.

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    Why are these folks hijackers and not pirates. Coz they Arrrrrrr!

    Shame that even this tread cannot escape politics, but we are where we are I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    Why are these folks hijackers and not pirates. Coz they Arrrrrrr!

    Shame that even this tread cannot escape politics, but we are where we are I suppose.
    Here you go...link.
    Last edited by PickleB; 27th October 2020 at 16:27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    Why are these folks hijackers and not pirates. Coz they Arrrrrrr!

    Shame that even this tread cannot escape politics, but we are where we are I suppose.
    I appreciated the joke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    I appreciated the joke!
    And I didn't spot it. Shame on me...sorry Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lew07 View Post
    Probably the traffickers told the captain to take them.It will be here’s some money and take them or We will visit Your wife and family while Your away.
    This has become a high profile case. I'm sure that the court will have a say about this as well, when it's clear that one of the crew members (etc) had something to do with the stowaways on board. Up until then it's speculating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lew07 View Post
    Probably the traffickers told the captain to take them.It will be here’s some money and take them or We will visit Your wife and family while Your away.
    I doubt if any traffickers operate outside their own locale. Doubt if the captain was Nigerian.

    BUT - I wouldn't be surprised if some of the crew now claim asylum in UK

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