Police have confirmed an incident on board a vessel off the Isle of Wight following reports of an attempted hijacking of an oil tanker. The incident is reported to have taken place on board the Liberian-registered Nave Andromeda crude oil tanker.
According to Isle of Wight radio the ship is located south of Sandown.
A Hampshire police spokesman said: “We are aware and dealing with an ongoing incident on board a vessel which is situated south of the Isle of Wight.
“We will provide you with further updates when we are in a position to do so.”
A spokeswoman for Associated British Ports (ABP), which runs Southampton port, said they had not had any contact with the vessel and they had no further comment.