Pirates kidnap nine FPSO crew offshore Nigeria

Sendje Berge (Photo: BW Offshore)

BW Offshore has confirmed that a kidnapping incident occurred on one of its floating production storage and offloading vessels (FPSO) in Nigerian waters on Thursday, July 2.

The attack on Sendje Berge, which is situated in Nigeria’s Okwori field, took place at approximately 04:20 local time.

The perpetrators later fled the area with nine Nigerian nationals as hostages, leaving an undetermined number of crew on board the FPSO.

None of those remaining on board the FPSO have suffered physical injuries.

BW Offshore is cooperating with the Nigerian Navy and other local agencies to secure the safe release of the kidnapped crew from the yet unidentified pirate group.

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