Group of 11 Albanian stowaways including are discovered on car transporter ship in Southampton docks

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Group of 11 Albanian stowaways including a pregnant woman and a 17-year-old boy are discovered on car transporter ship in Southampton docks

Police were called at 11.25am today after stowaways were located in Dock Gate 4Pregnant woman taken hospital and boy to be transferred to childcare services They were found on board Swedish-owned MV Salome - a 265m-long cargo shipIt follows armed forces boarding the Southampton-bound Nave Andromeda

By Katie Weston For Mailonline

Published: 16:26 GMT, 28 October 2020 | Updated: 19:01 GMT, 28 October 2020

A group of 11 Albanian stowaways including a pregnant woman and a 17-year-old boy have been discovered on a car transporter ship in Southampton docks.

Police were called at 11.25am today after the stowaways were located in Dock Gate 4, Southampton, Hampshire, just metres from the tanker at the centre of this week’s ‘hijacking’ drama.

They have now detained for alleged immigration offences, with one woman taken to hospital relating to a pregnancy and a 17-year-old boy due to be transferred into the care of children's services.

A group of 11 Albanian stowaways including a pregnant woman and a 17-year-old boy have been discovered on a car transporter ship, the Swedish owned MV Salome 

Police were called at 11.25am today after the stowaways were located in Dock Gate 4, Southampton, Hampshire

They were found on board the Swedish-owned MV Salome, a 265m-long cargo ship which arrived at Southampton Docks at about 7.30am.

Border Force are investigating the incident.

A spokesperson for Associated British Ports, the company that runs the dock, said: 'We are aware that the incident involving stowaways on the vessel MV Salome has now been resolved.

'ABP continues to support relevant government agencies with their investigations and is working with the shipping company and owners as required.'

They were found on board the Swedish-owned MV Salome, a 265m-long cargo ship which arrived at Southampton Docks at about 7.30am.

The Nave Andromeda, where stowaways were discovered on board after the ship had travelled from Lagos, Nigeria, pictured in the Southampton port on October 26

The incident comes just days after armed forces boarded the Southampton-bound Nave Andromeda and arrested seven people following a suspected attempted hijacking.

The ship had travelled from Lagos, Nigeria, when stowaways were discovered on board and an exclusion zone was set up around the ship off the coast of Sandown on the Isle of Wight.

The captain of the oil tanker made a dramatic mayday for help before the boat was stormed by commandos from the Special Boat Service. Seven people were detained by police while the 22 crew were declared uninjured.

The tanker remains docked in Southampton while the police inquiry continues.

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