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Nigerian Warship defends British vessel from pirates

On 17 August armed pirates approached and boarded a British cargo ship that was underway. The Captain raised the alarm and the Nigerian Navy promptly came to its aid and intercepted the pirate attack. The pirates were stopped by the Navy's firepower and swiftly turned away.

The Navy embarked the cargo ship and rescued the crew, who had already locked them selves in the citadel.

Piracy has been on the rise in the waters off Nigeria recently and the Navy are doing their best to keep it under control.