A STOWAWAY monkey wreaked havoc on a Royal Navy ship when sailors unsuccessfully attempted to grab it so the ship could dock.
The crew used a cargo net in an attempt to entrap the mother and baby she was carrying, but she jumped 80 feet into the sea to avoid being captured.
The primates were last seen swimming toward land.
The green monkeys sneaked aboard the RFA Wave Knight supply ship in Bridgetown, Barbados.
The crew searched for them in vain and they were only spotted on the roof of the bridge, the highest point of the ship, once at sea.
Officials on Grand Turk Island in the Atlantic refused to allow the tanker to dock with monkeys on board for “biosecurity reasons”, so the attempt to catch them began.
A source said: “Everything went wrong when the crew tried to capture her. It was really bad.
“But she was doggy paddling in the sea and her baby was hanging on. You could see the land.”
The Royal Navy said: “We take our responsibility to wildlife seriously and try to help.”
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