Bourbon Alexandre Attacked off Nigerian Coast

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bourbon confirmed that on the night of the Tuesday, September 21 to Wednesday, September 22, during an attack on the offshore oil field of Addax off the Nigerian coast, Bourbon Alexandre, together with its 16 crewmembers, have been subject to a joint assault from several speedboats.

Three crewmembers, of French nationality, have been kidnapped; the 13 other crewmembers have remained on board and nobody has been injured. No claim has been made at this stage.

Bourbon Alexandre, carrying a French flag, is an AHTS Vessel (Anchor Handling Tug Supply). Bourbon has contacted all families and will keep them informed. The Crisis Unit of Bourbon in Marseilles, in coordination with the Emergency Unit of Bourbon in Nigeria, is evaluating the situation in real time and working to obtain a rapid liberation in the safest security conditions. Bourbon is working in close collaboration with the French and Nigerian authorities.

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