Forced to stop

An ex-Royal Navy officer’s converted warship has been seized by Spain amid fears he is a mercenary on his way to fight pirates in Somalia.

British ship heading to ward off Somali pirates held at port in Spain after being forced to stop

AN ex-Royal Navy officer’s converted warship has been seized by Spain amid fears he is a mercenary planning to fight pirates in Somalia.

Former lieutenant Chris Enmarsh’s decommissioned gunboat Defender has been stopped from sailing since being forced to stop off in Tenerife for repairs.

The Spanish authorities are understood to be concerned that Mr Enmarsh and his five-man crew intend to operate as so-called guns-for-hire protecting oil platforms off the coastline of East Africa.

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Source: Mail online.

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