Webnews Focus on Bourbon Alexandre's attack
Focus on Bourbon Alexandre's attack in Nigeria on September 22nd, 2010
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Webnews Focus on Bourbon Alexandre's attack
Situation in Nigeria
Marseilles, 22 September 2010,
BOURBON confirms that in the night of the Tuesday 21st to Wednesday 22nd
September 2010, during an attack on the offshore oil field of Addax off the Nigerian
coast, Bourbon Alexandre, together with its 16 crewmembers, have been subject to a
joint assault from several speedboats. 3 crewmembers, of French nationality, have
been kidnapped; the 13 other crewmembers have remained on board and nobody has
been injured. No claim has been made at this stage.
Bourbon Alexandre, carrying a French flag, is an AHTS Vessel (Anchor Handling Tug
BOURBON has contacted all families and will keep them informed.
The Crisis Unit of BOURBON in Marseilles, in coordination with the Emergency Unit of
BOURBON in Nigeria, is evaluating the situation in real time and working to obtain a rapid
liberation in the safest security conditions. BOURBON is working in close collaboration with
the French and Nigerian authorities.
BOURBON will continue to disclose any new information when available and verified and will
not make any comment, which could adversely affect the liberation of the crewmembers.
Publicis Consultants / Press relations
Jérôme Goaer + 33 1 57 32 85 35
Vilizara Lazarova + 33 1 57 32 86 46