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Nigeria court fines pirates for seizing ship in Gulf of Guinea

A court in Nigeria has fined three men $52,000 (£40,000) each for hijacking a ship in March and securing a ransom of $200,000 for the release of its crew.

These are the first convictions in the West African state since a new anti-piracy law came into force last year. Nigeria has been under pressure from the shipping industry to…

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