Offshore Workers Kidnapped in Nigeria

Offshore Workers Kidnapped in Nigeria

Offshore vessels owner Bourbon today confirmed that 7 crew members, 6 Russians and 1 Estonian were kidnapped during the boarding of the Bourbon Liberty 249, which occurred on October 15, 2012 in Nigeria.

The other 9 crew members are still onboard the vessel which is heading for the Port of Onne. They are safe and sound, and in good health.

“The emergency unit set up immediately by BOURBON has been set up to aim at their rapid liberation under the safest security conditions,” said the company said in a statement.

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Offshore Energy Today, October 17, 2012

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