A court in Nigeria has made the first convictions under a new anti-piracy law which came into force last year.
Three men were fined about $50,000 (£38,000) each.
They are thought to be part of a syndicate accused of hijacking an oil tanker off the coast of Equatorial Guinea in March and securing a $20,000 ransom for the crew.
But the men won’t serve jail time for those charges.
Analysts say the law isn’t strong enough to act as a deterrent.
Last year Lagos alone recorded 11 kidnappings, the highest number of any port in the world.