NIMASA Rescue Tanker Crew From Fire
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has successfully rescued crew members of a 7,541 cbm tanker after their ship caught fire off the Nigerian coast.
NIMASA stated that the incident involving the vessel Sea Voyager occurred at the Lagos anchorage earlier today.
As informed, the Regional Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (RMRCC) at Kirikiri mobilized firefighters from other agencies including the NPA to put out the fire. A NIMASA fast intervention vessel was also on standby for emergency evacuation even as the fire was soon brought under control, with all the crew successfully rescued and accounted for.
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.
recall that the 6,700 dwt Sea Voyager was involved in another incident last year when it ran aground off Warri coast in Nigeria.