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Pirate on Sirius Star hijacking

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One of the Somali pirates responsible for hijacking Saudi oil tanker, the Sirius Star has told the BBC they have no intention of harming the 25 crew members on board.

The man, calling himself Daybed, said the pirates were fully aware of the consequences of their actions, but the lack of peace in Somalia had driven them to piracy.

Speaking through a translator

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