n oil tanker has exploded off the coast of the Nigerian coast sparking fears for the security of the ten males on board.
The Trinity Spirit, which is able to carrying as much as two million barrels of oil, exploded close to the Ukpokiti oil discipline on Thursday morning.
In movies shared throughout social media, thick black smoke is seen spewing into the sky with a part of the vessel submerged below water close to the Escravos terminal, near the River Niger delta.
The Administration of Shebah Exploration & Manufacturing Firm Ltd mentioned they’re prioritising the security of the crew, though it isn’t clear if they’ve been discovered as of but.
A press release mentioned: “The reason for the explosion is at the moment being investigated and we’re working with essential events to comprise the scenario.
“At the moment there are not any reported fatalities, however we will verify that there have been ten crew males on board the vessel previous to the incident and we’re prioritising investigations with respect to their security and safety.
“We admire the help offered us by the Clear Nigeria Associates, the Chevron staff working within the close by Escravos facility and our neighborhood stakeholders in addition to fishermen, who’ve been of great help because the incident occurred.
“We have now duly notified all related authorities and we attraction to the members of the general public to avoid the realm whereas our Disaster Administration Group proceed to watch the scenario and replace all stakeholders with new info because the investigation evolves.”
There was no additional assertion from the proprietor of the tanker as of but.