Three French nationals were kidnapped overnight in an attack on their oil-services ship off the coast of Nigeria, the company they work for said Wednesday.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack on the Bourbon Alexandre by several speedboats, said Bourbon, the oil services company, in a written statement.
The French Foreign Ministry is "mobilizing in Paris and Abuja, (Nigeria,) to secure their release. We are in close contact with the Nigerian authorities, the Bourbon group and the victims' families," it said.
- CNN's Saskya Vandoorne in Paris, France, contributed to this report.