A Maltese special operations team boarded a tanker on Thursday that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea, and returned control to the captain, before escorting it to a Maltese port. (AP Photo/Rene’ Rossignaud)

A Maltese special operations team boarded a tanker on Thursday that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea, and returned control to the captain, before escorting it to a Maltese port. (AP Photo/Rene’ Rossignaud)

Tanker hijacked by rescued migrants arrives safely in Malta

The migrants had forced the crew to put the Libya-bound vessel on a course north toward Europe.

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