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Nigerian pirates release seven sailors seized off coast

MOSCOW - Pirates have released seven sailors - six Russians and an Estonian - seized after an attack on a ship operated by French firm Bourbon SA off the coast of Nigeria, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
A ministry statement said the freed crew, kidnapped on October 15, were "feeling well" and would soon be flown home, but gave no details on how the sailors' release was secured.
After the abduction of the sailors from the vessel, the Liberty Bourbon 249, another nine crew members remained on-board and maintained course toward the Nigerian port of Onne.
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