Four men have been arrested after special forces stormed a cargo ship off the UK’s coast, where a group of stowaway migrants had threatened staff on-board.
Special Boat Service (SBS) operatives from Sabre Squadron fast-roped from helicopters on to the ship, which had been sailing in the Thames Estuary, sources told Sky’s defence and security correspondent Alistair Bunkall.
The operation lasted around 25 minutes and no one on board was injured.
I find this to be a really interesting event. The government of the UK and law enforcement agencies within the UK won’t lift a finger to help citizens who are under direct attack, but as soon as commerce is threatened they deploy Special Forces. No one dies and the whole thing is wrapped up in under 30 minutes.