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Special Boat Service Storms Ship, Arrests Stowaways

25 Royal Navy Marines from the Special Boat Service’s X Squadron abseiled on to the Grande Tema from helicopters on Friday night and arrested the four stowaways that had threatened the crew.

No one was injured as they regained control of the 236-meter (774-foot) ro-ro container ship around midnight on Friday. The onboard operation lasted about 25 minutes and took place about 14 hours after the Service was called in to help.

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