3 Crew Members of Nigeria Marine company Bourbon Kidnapped

Three crew members of Nigerian marine company kidnapped off the Nigeria coast, this was a press release by the company on the 13th of April 2015 in Paris via GLOBE NEWSWIRE,  BOURBON confirms that a crew boat, the Surfer 1440, was boarded off the Nigerian coast in the night of the 8th of April 2015. The 3 crew members of Nigerian nationality have been kidnapped. An emergency unit based in Nigeria has been immediately activated.

Bourbon Interoil Nigeria is in contact with the families, supports and informs them regularly.

BOURBON will not disclose any more information.


Among the market leaders in marine services for offshore oil & gas, BOURBON offers the most demanding oil & gas companies a wide range of marine services, both surface and sub-surface, for offshore oil & gas fields and wind farms. These extensive services rely on a broad range of the latest-generation vessels and the expertise of more than 11,000 skilled employees. Through its 28 operating subsidiaries the group provides local services as close as possible to customers and their operations throughout the world, of the highest standards of service and safety.

BOURBON provides two operating Activities (Marine Services and Subsea Services) and also protects the French coastline for the French Navy.

In the 1st half of 2014, BOURBON’S revenue came to €642.6 million and the company operated a fleet of 501 vessels as of June 30, 2014. Under the “BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy” plan, the group has built a vast fleet of innovative, high-performance mass produced offshore vessels.

The latest action plan “Transforming for beyond”, financially provides for the sale of existing vessels or those under construction totaling $2.5 billion and then chartering these bareboat vessels over a period of 10 years. The first part of the program involved a contract for 51 vessels worth $1.5 billion with ICBC Financial Leasing. Through the “Transforming for beyond” action plan, BOURBON intends to expand its strategic scope to new possibilities beyond 2015 ensuring the creation of future value growth.

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