Pirates attacked a Norwegian vessel off the coast of Nigeria on Thursday and kidnapped nine Nigerian nationals onboard, this is according to BW Offshore the Norwegian owner of the vessel.
The vessel named Sendje Berge, an offshore support vessel for the oil and gas industry, came under attack at 03:20 GMT, BW Offshore said in a filing to the Oslo Stock Exchange.
There has been no news on the nine Nigerians since they were taken, but nobody remaining on board the ship had been hurt, according to the statement.
At the time of the attack, the Sendje Berge was working at the Okwori oilfield on behalf of China’s Addax Petroleum.
A press release by BW Offshore said “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 incident onboard the FPSO has ended and none of those remaining onboard have suffered physical injuries.
BW Offshore says it is cooperating with Nigerian authorities, represented on site by the Nigerian Navy.
Sendje Berge is situated on the Okwori field in Nigeria on contract to Addax Petroleum.