The merchant ship Elhiblu 1 is guided to harbour after being retaken by Maltese armed forces after being hijacked by migrants. Photo: EPA

Malta navy seizes tanker taken over by migrant ‘pirates’ in Mediterranean

  • The seizing of the El Hiblu 1 tanker is believed to be the first act of piracy by migrants in the Mediterranean
  • The ship rescued about 120 migrants and was on its way to Libya, but they forced the crew to change course and head for Europe
Topic |   Europe’s refugee crisis

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The merchant ship Elhiblu 1 is guided to harbour after being retaken by Maltese armed forces after being hijacked by migrants. Photo: EPA
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