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Pirates seize 2 U.S. hostages on ship off Nigeria's coast
Pirates seize 2 U.S. hostages on ship off Nigeria's coast

WASHINGTON — Two Americans were taken hostage by pirates who attacked their ship off the coast of Nigeria, U.S. officials said Thursday. The captain and chief engineer of the C-Retriever, a U.S.-flagged oil supply ship, were kidnapped in the attack early Wednesday in the Gulf of Guinea, according to news reports. The ship is owned by Edison Chouest Offshore, a maritime company based in Cut Off, La. A company spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The identities of the hostages weren't released. The State Department said the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria was investigating the incident but offered no additional details. The kidnapping highlighted the...

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