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JUST IN: Fishing Activities In Niger Delta Threatened As FPSO Allegedly Explodes In Nigerian Waters

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

The fishing activities in some of Nigeria’s riverine communities in the Niger Delta area of the country are under threat as a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Vessel called Trinity Spirit FPSO has allegedly exploded, causing panic. 

FPSO Trinity in Flames

Stonix News gathered late Wednesday that a loud bang was heard few minutes to 1;00a.m of Wednesday morning.

Stonix News further gathered that the vessel produces crude oil and is situated around Meren, a North Field oil facility belonging to a multi national oil and gas company (name withheld) in the Escravos area of Warri South – West Local Government Area of Delta State.

The explosion has allegedly caused serious fears among workers manning oil facilities near the area and fishermen around the area as they were still watching the raging fire helplessly as of 7:50p.m on Wednesday.

One of the workers, who wouldn’t want his name in print, disclosed that “the explosion is a threat to Nigeria’s ecosystem.

“We have to look at it from the point of whether it is an active rig or not. 

“It’s content matters. Irrespective of whether it’s an active rig or not, the fact that it has exploded is a threat to fishing in Nigeria’s riverine communities.

“That it exploded, it’s content is already spilled in the waters around communities close to where it exploded, and that means no fishing for these communities. 

“How long are we going to continue with this trend? This is a loss to our riverine communities. 

“That means they cannot fish due to this explosion,”

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