It has been confirmed by Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) that the Pacific Warden which is an Anchor Handling Tug Suppy Vessel (AHTS) had been attacked on the 20th of November 2019 offshore Equatorial Guinea at about 05:00 local time. The offshore field operations in Equatorial Guinea was being helped for by the vessel.
15 crew members were present on board. Out of these, eight are ashore safely and unharmed. The attackers have taken seven crew members and are missing. The response by the local authorities and the Navy of Equatorial Guinea was quick.
SPO said that the safety of the members on board is their basic priority. They are ready to do everything that they can for the secure and fast return of the missing crew members while coordinating with their family and authorities.
SPO also said that they had no other details currently and also urged the media to respect the privacy of the families of the missing crew members.