Nigerian hostage crisis over

Three Bourbon employees abducted in September while onboard the Bourbon Alexandre offshore Nigeria have been released.

Offshore staff

PARIS -- Three Bourbon employees abducted in September while onboard the Bourbon Alexandre offshore Nigeria have been released.

The company says that despite their captivity, all appear to be in good health.

They are being looked after by Bourbon’s Crisis Unit in Nigeria, where they are undergoing medical and psychological checks.

All three will be return to France shortly.

Bourbon has acknowledged the efforts of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Nigerian government, and local authorities in Nigeria to help secure the release.

11/11/2010

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