NIMASA rescues distressed vessel at Onne 

NIMASA rescues distressed vessel at Onne 


A Nigerian flagged vessel, MV Vigeo Adebola, which was reported to be distressed midstream Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT), Onne, due to operational error has been moved to a better location clear away from the FOT Onne Channel.

MV Vigeo Adebola had a port list on February 10, 2022 after it received potable fresh water from a barge and it received all in the port fresh water tank.

The vessel owners were, however, able to correct the list on the February 13 by transferring some of the potable fresh water to the starboard side in order to have an even keel.  

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), said in a statement on Wednesday that its officials “constantly monitored the vessel until the operation was completed and the vessel relocated”. 

“It is noteworthy that at no point was the vessel having a negative metacentric height and vessel owners and captains are assured of safety of navigation on the channel,” NIMASA said in the statement.

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