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Tanker missing off West Africa coast found, cargo stolen

June 13, 2014 - 6:09am

A Liberia-flagged oil tanker that went missing for a week off the coast of West Africa was attacked by pirates, Reuters reported.

The MT Fair Artemis "was boarded by a number of pirates who have stolen the cargo and other items on the vessel," Fairdeal Group S.A. fleet director John Gray said. Pirate attacks off the West African coast rose by a third in 2013, raising insurance prices for shipping companies.

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