Bourbon confirms hostages taken offshore NigeriaNews // October 18, 2012
Bourbon has confirmed that seven crew members, six Russians and one Estonian, were kidnapped whilst boarding Bourbon Liberty 249 offshore Nigeria on October 15th.
The other nine crew members are still onboard the vessel which is heading for the Nigerian Port of Onne. They are safe and sound, and in good health.
An emergency unit was set up immediately by Bourbon to help secure the men's realease.
Bourbon said it was in contact with the crew membersí families, supporting them, and keeping them regularly informed.
Bourbon said it will continue to disclose any new information when available and verified but not make any comment that could adversely affect the situation of the hostages.