The Turkish-flagged Aleyna Mercan, delivering equipment to French oil group Total at Onne port, has been attacked near Port Harcourt city, Nigeria.
Nigerian kidnappers seized the captain Sinan Ta?k?ran and the chief engineer Salim Atilla ?engül of a supply vessel delivering equipment to French oil group Total at Onne port, near the oil city of Port Harcourt, industry sources said Tuesday.
The Turkish-flagged Aleyna Mercan vessel had made a stopover in the commercial capital Lagos before heading at night for Onne where it was attacked, they said.
The sources said the gunmen took the captain and engineer away to an unknown location and the vessel was put in the "protection" of Total.
The identities of the hostages were unknown while no group immediately claimed responsibility for the seizures.