Bourbon crew kidnapped off Nigerian coast

Two crew members from offshore carrier Bourbon Offshore have been kidnapped after an attack on one of the company's vessels off the coast of Nigeria, the carrier reports.

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About two weeks ago the Nigerian army was sent in to free 25 crew members on board Maersk Line's container ship Safmarine Kuramo, which had been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Nigeria. And now, a vessel from major offshore carrier Bourbon has just been attacked off the coast of the West African nation and two crew members have been abducted during this event, the company informs in a statement.

On Tuesday of this week, the vessel Bourbon Liberty 251 was attacked, and while ten crew members are safe and sound on board the vessel at the port of Onne, two members from Nigeria and Russia respectively, have been abducted and are still missing.

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