Malta’s army recaptured small tanker that was hijacked by migrants

March 28, 2019

VALLETTA (Reuters) – A small tanker that was hijacked by migrants it had rescued off Libya has been boarded by Maltese soldiers, the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM)said on Thursday.

The 108 migrants were picked up by the cargo ship Elhiblu 1 and hijacked the vessel when it became clear that it planned to take them back to Libya.

(Reporting by Chris Scicluna; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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