Navy rescues hijacked MV Bourbon off Brass

The Nigerian Navy has rescued a hijacked vessel MV Bourbon. The Navy said it was stepping up efforts to find two abducted crew members.

A statement by Captain Suleiman Dahun for the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas said a Nigerian Navy ship NNS Centenary on Wednesday successfully rescued the supply vessel MV Bourbon about 55 nautical miles off Brass, Rivers state.

“Following an alert from the ship’s owners, the Nigerian Navy dispatched NNS CENTENARY to locate and rescue the ship which was accomplished at about 2am today.

“Both vessels are currently heading towards the Federal Lighter Terminal, Onne, Port Harcourt where the naval authorities will conduct further investigation,” it said.

One Russian and a Nigerian were abducted from MV Bourbon before NNS Centenary was able to contact and rescue the vessel from the hijackers.


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