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Cablegate: Nigeria: Oil Rig Hostages Safely On Shore

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS ABUJA 000826

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CASC ASEC EPET ENRG ECON PINS PGOV NI
SUBJECT: NIGERIA: OIL RIG HOSTAGES SAFELY ON SHORE

REF: A. ABUJA 813
B. ABUJA 810
C. ABUJA 807
D. ABUJA 806
E. ABUJA 768


1. Transocean Sedco Forex Managing Director Ian Clark
told Econoff May 5 that all hostages and striking oil
workers had been safely removed from the company's
four rigs off Port Harcourt. He said the rigs are not
yet back in operation but have been fully staffed by a
new group of workers.


2. Clark emphasized that no concessions had been made
to the striking workers, adding that his company had
no plans yet to schedule additional talks with them.
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