Paris: French offshore service provider Bourbon yesterday issued a release admitting that one of its ships, Surfer 1440, was boarded off the Nigerian coast on the night of April 8. Three Nigerian crewmembers were kidnapped.
“An emergency unit based in Nigeria has been immediately activated,” Bourbon said in a release.
Surfer 1440 is part of Bourbon Offshore’s Surfer–series crewboats.
The Gulf of Guinea off West Africa has become one of the world’s hotspots for piracy in the last couple of years.