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Navy says missing tanker crew faked pirate attack

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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