UK police say stowaways threatened oil tanker crew, no injuries reported

Nave Andromeda is seen in Portishead

UK police say stowaways threatened oil tanker crew, no injuries reported

Nave Andromeda is seen in Portishead

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said stowaways made verbal threats to crew on board the Nave Andromeda, an oil tanker in the English channel, and that no injuries had been reported, but the incident was ongoing.

"At 10:04 a.m. today (Oct. 25), concerns were raised to police for the welfare of crew on board the Nave Andromeda," a police spokesman said.

"It was reported that a number of stowaways were on board, and they had made verbal threats towards the crew. No one has been reported injured."

(Reporting by William James; Editing by Alison Williams)