Three Kidnapped off Nigerian Coast

Kidnapping on the rise in Nigeria.

Three Kidnapped off Nigerian Coast

French oil services company Bourbon Offshore confirmed on Monday that three Nigerian crew members have been kidnapped after one of its crew boats was boarded the night of April 8.

The crew members were aboard the Surfer 1440 when kidnapped. All three have been confirmed to be of Nigerian nationality.

Bourbon issued a statement today stating, “an emergency unit based in Nigeria has been immediately activated. Bourbon Interoil Nigeria is in contact with the families, supports and informs them regularly.”

Bourbon operates a fleet of light, fast cruisers it calls Surfers that are used to move professionals to offshore oil and gas sites, especially in West Africa. This type of speed boat can carry up to 20 people and light packages to the oil facilities.

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Source: maritime-executive.com

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