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Hijacked tanker captain talks to BBC

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The Polish captain of the hijacked Saudi Arabian oil tanker The Sirius Star has spoken to the BBC's Mary Harper.

Marek Nishky said that he and his 25 member crew were safe, in good shape, and had been allowed to talk to their families.

He also said he was not aware of any negotiations taking place with the pirates for a ransom to be paid.

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