Pirates release kidnapped Bourbon crew

The French offshore carrier announced in a press release Friday that two crew members have been released by pirates in Nigeria and that both were unharmed.

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To crew members from offshore vessel Bourbon Liberty 251 have been released after being held captive by pirates in Nigeria for the past month. They are reportedly in good health, which is a "great relief to all Bourbon employees, who share the joy of the families," according to a press release from Bourbon Offshore.

The two seafarers, from Nigeria and Russia respectively, were kidnapped in February 23 of this year. Ten other crew members managed to escape and reached shore safely. The press release did not reveal whether ransom money had been paid, but Bourbon Offshore states explicitly in the press release that it will not comment further.

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