Pirates try to hijack luxury yacht

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The scourge of pirate hijackings off Africa has included commercial freighters and sailing yachts. Now, a report from Britain says pirates attacked and attempted to hijack a luxury yacht which was on its way for display at a boat show.

The multimillion-dollar British-built Sunseeker yacht was being transported to the Dubai International Boat Show when the pirates attacked, spraying bullets in the air.

The skipper was ordered to open the throttle and motor away.

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