Dolphin Drilling Confirms Attack on Bulford Dolphin Semisub

The semisub, Bulford Dolphin, operated by Dolphin Drilling Ltd., a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy ASA, was attacked last night and eight of the personnel on the rig were kidnapped, out of which one US, one Canadian and six British citizens. National and other authorities are cooperating in resolving the situation. Bulford Dolphin operates for the Nigerian oil company Peak Petroleum. The drilling operation has been temporarily terminated. The incident has not caused any pollution nor damage on the rig.

Contact has been established with the abducted personnel. The group holding them is seeking negotiations with local representatives of Peak Petroleum. Relatives of the abducted personnel have been contacted and informed of the situation. The remaining crew is safe onboard the rig and is making contact with their relatives directly from the rig.

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