Sea pirates kidnap nine sailors off Bonny Island

BW Offshore has announced that FPSO Sendje Berge was attacked by sea pirates this morning around 4:20am local time offshore Nigeria.

The pirates kidnapped nine Nigerian national workers before leaving the vessel.
BW said that none of the remaining workers onboard have suffered physical injuries.

“BW Offshore is cooperating with local authorities, represented on site by the Nigerian Navy,” the company said in a statement.

The FPSO is operating on the Okwori field in Nigeria on contract to Addax Petroleum.

The armed bandit attacked the FPSO Sendje Berge some 30 nautical miles southwest from Bonny Island, earlier today, kidnapping some of its crew members.
The incident was confirmed earlier by BW Offshore, the owner of the FPSO.
“On 2 July 2020, at approximately 4:20 am local time, BW Offshore’s FPSO Sendje Berge was subject to an attack by pirates offshore Nigeria in which nine Nigerian nationals were kidnapped,” the company said.

“The incident onboard the FPSO has ended and none of those remaining onboard have suffered physical injuries.”

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