LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - British armed forces boarded and
took control of a ship in the English Channel on Sunday and
seven people were detained, the defence ministry said.
"Armed forces have gained control of the ship and seven
individuals have been detained," the ministry said. Police
investigations will now continue. Initial reports confirm the
crew are safe and well."
Police requested military assistance and a three-mile
exclusion zone had been placed around the vessel, the Nave
Andromeda, currently near the Isle of Wight off the south coast
(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Nick Macfie)