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Pirates Attack LNG Carrier in Gulf of Guinea

On November 6, pirates pursued and fired on an unnamed LNG tanker in the Gulf of Guinea.

At about 0600 hours UTC, nine pirates in a speedboat approached the vessel at a position about 30 nm southwest of Bonny, Nigeria, an oil and gas production hub in the Niger River Delta. The attackers opened fire on the vessel and made several attempts to get close, but the master sped up and took evasive maneuvers. The pirates ultimately abandoned the attack and departed.

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