Oct 24, 2013 10:06 AM by KATC (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)

Reuters: Pirates attack Louisiana company's ship; 2 kidnapped

Reuters is reporting that a ship owned by a Louisiana company has been attacked off the Nigerian coast by Pirates.  The report says the vessel, owned by Edison Chouest Offshore, was traveling through the Gulf of Guinea when it was attacked Wednesday morning.  The ship's captain and chief engineer, who Reuters says are American citizens, were reportedly kidnapped.

The Reuters report quotes a U. S. defense official, who says the State Department and FBI are leading the American response to the situation.  The report quotes another officials, who said that although a Marine Corp unit is in the area, it is unsure if any military intervention will take place.

KATC reached out to Edison Chouest.  Their spokesman was not available for comment.


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