Sunday evening, 12 September, the trailing suction hopper dredger Amerigo Vespucci of Jan De Nul Group was attacked by an armed gang. Despite actions of the captain, two crew members were kidnapped by the attackers. It concerns a Filipino and a Croatian. The origin of the armed men is unknown.
The crisis team of Jan De Nul Group met around midnight and all departments, employers, authorities and families concerned, have been informed. The company does everything to assure the safety of the crew.
Source: Jan De Nul, September 13, 2010