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Pirates Kidnap Two U.S. Mariners From Ship Off Coast Of Nigeria

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The official spoke on condition of anonymity because this person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the information. The official said Thursday that a captain and engineer were kidnapped in the Wednesday afternoon incident in international waters of the Gulf of Guinea close to Nigeria.

The official says the two kidnapped from the U.S.-flagged ship named C-Retriever were believed taken ashore to Nigeria.

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