Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) is pleased to confirm the release of the seven crew members of the Pacific Warden abducted offshore the coast of Equatorial Guinea on 20 November 2019.
On their release, after 31 days in captivity, the crew were met by senior representatives from SPO. Immediate medical checks and other necessary arrangements were organized and all have now returned to their home countries and their loved ones.
“I would like to recognize our crew members and their families for the extraordinary courage, resilience, and patience they demonstrated throughout this ordeal. We are relieved that it has been possible for the crew to be reunited with their families in time for the Christmas and year-end holidays, and SPO will continue to provide them with our full support in recovering from the trauma of the event,” says Managing Director, SPO, Peter Langslow.
SPO is grateful to the relevant authorities and other parties that assisted during the incident.
For reasons of confidentiality and safety, SPO will not be making any further comment.