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The storming of a UK-bound oil tanker in the English Channel by British special forces, to subdue its takeover by stowaways from Africa, raises a new challenge to global maritime security. It combines maritime security aspects of hijacking, immigration and asylum. The threat of violence and maritime terrorism by stowaways or refugees could further obfuscate the humanitarian challenges faced by Europe.

 

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