Trico workers kidnapped in NigeriaNews // August 11, 2006
A spokesperson for Trico Marine Services in Norway has confirmed that unidentified men kidnapped four Norwegian and Ukrainian workers from a supply ship provisioning oil rigs earlier this week.
The two Norwegians and two Ukrainians were taken hostage late Tuesday, said company spokesman Bjorn Endresen.
The Nigerian authorities confirmed the news, and said negotiators had been sent to the Niger Delta region.
Endresen said there were 11 other crew members aboard the ship at the time of the kidnapping, but did not give further details.
"All I can tell you is that we're working hard, putting all of our efforts to solving this case," Endresen said in a statement to the press.