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Navy says missing tanker crew faked pirate attack

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Angola's navy said on Jan. 26 the crew of an oil tanker that vanished off its coast on Jan. 18 had turned off communications to fake a pirate attack.

Capt. Augusto Alfredo, spokesman for the Angolan navy, said the missing Liberian-flagged MT Kerala has been located in Nigeria and that reports of a hijacking were false.

"It was all faked, there have been no acts of piracy in Angolan waters," he told Reuters.

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