A Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel TRINITY SPIRIT with a capacity to process up to 22,000 barrels of oil per day, inject up to 40,000 barrels of water per day and store 2 million barrels of oil, has exploded and sunk at the Ukpokiti Terminal, around Excravos, Warri South-west, Delta State, Nigeria.
This may cause a security concern for vessels operating in the area.
According to the first information, ten workers were onboard the facilities, of which seven are missing, and three casualties feared.
The incident is confirmed by owner SEPCOL: “The management of Shebah Exploration & Production Company Ltd (SEPCOL) in receivership, hereby announces the unfortunate incident of a fire that engulfed our offshore facility, the FPSO Trinity Spirit located at the Ukpokiti Teminal, following an explosion during the early hours of Wednesday, 2nd of February 2022.
Floating Production, Storage and Offloading FPSO TRINITY SPIRIT, IMO 7370325, dwt 274774, built 1976, off AIS for a long time, years probably. Owner Shebah Exploration and Production Company Limited (SEPCOL).