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PIRATES ATTACK SHIP OFF THE COAST OF NIGERIA AGAIN

Pirates have attacked a ship off the coast of Nigeria for the second time in as many days, but the attackers were thwarted in the latest incident by a quick-acting crew, an international maritime watchdog said Thursday. The pirates opened fire Wednesday on a Nigerian-owned oil tanker about 80 nautical miles off Port Harcourt, said Noel Choong, who heads the International Maritime Bureau's piracy reporting center in Kuala Lumpur. Choong said the ship managed to escape after crew members enforced anti-piracy measures and increased vessel speed. The attack came a day after Nigerian pirates robbed a cargo...
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