Bourbon confirms Bourbon Leda seized and crew kidnappedNews // January 7, 2009
Groupe Bourbon in France has confirmed that Bourbon Leda, together with nine crew members, was seized off the Nigerian coast during the night of Saturday 3rd/Sunday 4th January.
Bourbon Leda, a Fast Supply Intervention Vessel (FSIV) and her crew were seized off the coast of Bonny in Nigeria.
On Sunday 4th January, Bourbon received a call enabling it to make contact with the Captain of Bourbon Leda who confirmed that all crew members are in good health.
Bourbon then contacted the families of crew members to keep them informed.
Said the company: "The Emergency Unit put together by Bourbon is working to obtain a rapid release in the safest security conditions."