PSV C-Retriever attacked, US senior officers hijacked, Gulf of Guinea
Offshore tug supply vessel C-Retriever was attacked early in the morning Oct 23 13 off Bayelsa State coast, Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea. Captain and Chief Engineer were hijacked, according to Reuters report which is referring to security sources working in the area, including UK-based security firm AKE. It is understood, that both hijacked officers are Americans. Present position of C-Retriever (1300 UTC Oct 24) unknown.
Offshore tug supply vessel C-Retriever, IMO 9212993, dwt 3286, built 1999, flag USA, manager CHOUEST OFFSHORE SERVICES LLC.