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Pirates raid ship off coast of Africa

Pirates raid ship off coast of Africa
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Armed pirates have raided a tanker and kidnapped 23 sailors off the coast of the the West African country of Benin, according to the International Maritime Bureau.

The crew of the Mattheos One are thought to be Filipino, Spanish, Peruvian and Ukrainian.

The waters off West Africa are now considered as risky as Somalia.

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