Tuesday, May 24, 2022

WATCH: Oil vessel explodes off coast of Nigeria… 10 people reportedly dead

A production and storage vessel which can hold up to two million barrels of oil has exploded off the coast of Nigeria with 10 crew members on board.

The FPSO Trinity Spirit, with can process up to 22,000 barrels of oil per day, was situated near Warri in southern Nigeria when it burst into flames.

The vessel, which is also used for offloading, is owned by Shebah Exploration & Production Company Ltd (SEPCOL), whose chief executive Ikemefuna Okafor said there were no immediate reports of fatalities.

Footage circulating on social media shows the vessel sinking as huge clouds of thick black smoke billow into the sky. Read more »