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Offline Richard Matterson

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Oil tanker on fire in Nigerian Port
« on: January 11, 2008, 10:31:46 AM »
Reuters is reporting that an oil tanker caught on fire at Port Harcourt following two explosions.

The tanker was apparently berthed in a general cargo port and Nigerian exports aren't affected.

Offline Glenn Kasner

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Re: Oil tanker on fire in Nigerian Port
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 11:06:27 AM »
I have been trying to establish her name but have drawn a blank. AIS doesn't show any tanhkers in that part of the port. There is a container vessel "Memel" that could resemble a tanker if unladen. I wonder if there has not been some confusion. Otherwise it could perhaps be a bunker barge maybe?

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Re: Oil tanker on fire in Nigerian Port
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008, 12:22:38 PM »
Tradewinds online reports the vessel as GOLDEN LUCY, 12,700 dwt, built 1987.

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Re: Oil tanker on fire in Nigerian Port
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008, 12:40:16 PM »
Wonder if it's anything to do with this? I'd imagine security would be less in a general cargo area compaired to oil/gas loading areas.
Nigerian Militants Warn Major Oil Attack Imminent - Jan 10
http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-01-10-voa14.cfm


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Re: Oil tanker on fire in Nigerian Port
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2008, 04:43:38 PM »
The tanker is the 12,742 dwt "Golden Lucy" and she exploded while discharging gasoline at Port Harcourt. All crew is safe back home and she is wrecked somewhere in the deep niger delta as she was taken over by looters. Photos available and will follow the next days.

 

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