Ship catches fire at Lagos anchorage

Ship catches fire at Lagos anchorage

Crewmembers of a 7,541cbm tanker have been evacuated after their ship caught fire at the Lagos anchorage on Thursday.

The Regional Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (RMRCC) at Kirikiri, owned by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), mobilized firefighters from other agencies including the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to put out the fire.

A NIMASA fast intervention vessel was also on standby for emergency evacuation.

The fire was soon brought under control with all the crew successfully rescued.

NIMASA has not disclosed any details about the cause of the fire.

The Sea Voyager, previously known as Al Wahda, is operated by Nigeria’s Sea Transport Group. The oil products tanker was built at Korean Daedong shipyard in 1992.

In January last year, the 6,700 dwt Sea Voyager was involved in another incident when it ran aground off Warri coast in Delta State.

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