GO
Loading...

Enter multiple symbols separated by commas

Exxon Mobil Subsidiary Ship Attacked by Gunmen

An official with Exxon Mobil's Nigerian subsidiary says gunmen have attacked a ship supplying one of the company's offshore oil rigs, kidnapping a sailor.

Oil Rig
Oil Rig

Nigel Cookey-Gam told The Associated Press that the kidnapping happened early Friday off the coast of Nigeria's Akwa Ibom state.

Another sailor suffered injuries on the supply ship, which is a contractor to Exxon Mobil .

Cookey-Gam said security agencies were notified of the kidnapping.

Kidnappings for ransom remain common in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta, where foreign oil workers, construction companies and middle-class Nigerians all are targets.

Contact U.S. News

  • CNBC NEWSLETTERS

    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    Please choose a subscription

    Please enter a valid email address
    To learn more about how we use your information,
    please read our Privacy Policy.

Don't Miss

U.S. Video

  • Hero miles for military members: Real estate magnate's plea

    Chairman of the Fisher House Foundation, Ken Fisher, discusses the Hero Miles program with CNBC's Dina Gusovsky. During Military Appreciation Month, Fisher is asking every traveler to donate 1,000 of their miles to replenish the Hero Miles programs that is in danger of running out.

  • Cramer shuts down this market's haters

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer on why this market can't stop, won't stop.

  • From the battlefield to the boardroom

    Your Grateful Nation is dedicated to helping Special Forces veterans enter the corporate world and Knot Standard provides complimentary suits to vets. Mad Money's Jim Cramer spoke with Rob Clapper, Your Grateful executive director; John Ballay, Knot Standard co-founder and president; Tej Gill, retired U.S. Navy Seal; and Darren McB, active duty U.S. Navy Seal.