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Cablegate: Seabulk Hostage Released in Good Condition

Published: Tue 28 Dec 2004 04:01 PM
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
281601Z Dec 04
UNCLAS LAGOS 002576
SIPDIS
SENSITIVE
STATE FOR AF/W
STATE FOR CA/OCS/FROBINSON
STATE FOR EB/ESC/IEC/ENR/BLEVINE
STATE FOR DS/IP/AF
STAT FOR INR/AA
STATE PASS DOE FOR DAS JBRODMAN AND CGAY
STATE PASS TREASURY FOR ASEVERENS AND SRENENDER
STATE PASS DOC FOR PHUPER
STATE PASS TRANSPORTATION FOR MARAD
STATE PASS OPIC FOR CDUFFY
STATE PASS TDA FOR BTERNET
STATE PASS EXIM FOR JRICHTER
STATE PASS USTR FOR ASST USTR SLISER
STATE PASS USAID FOR GWEYNAND AND SLAWAETZ
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EPET CASC PGOV ASEC MOPS NI
SUBJECT: SEABULK HOSTAGE RELEASED IN GOOD CONDITION
REF: LAGOS 2572
Seabulk Hostage Released after Bayelsa State Intervenes
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1. (SBU) Seabulk Managing Director Robert Clemmons
reported to Energy Off that Bayelsa State officials have
secured the release of Seabulk employee Ivan Roso. Roso was
kidnapped by an armed vessel on 25 December while carrying
out subcontracting duties for Shell. Clemmons confirmed that
Roso is in good physical and mental condition. Bayelsa State
officials continue to carry out discussions with members of
the Iduwini National Movement for Peace and Development, the
group which kidnapped Roso.
BROWNE
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