LNG Carrier Aground in Nigeria, by Marex

LNG Aground

By Wendy Laursen 

A loaded LNG tanker has run aground in the mouth of Nigeria’s Bonny Channel.

According to media outlet, Interfax the Magellan Spirit was heading to the Gwangyang LNG terminal in South Korea but ran aground on 5 January after loading at the NLNG plant on Bonny Island.

The Nigerian Port Authority is attempting to refloat the vessel with the support of shipowners NLNG and Teekay LNG.

No injuries or environmental concerns have resulted from the incident so far.

The shipping lane remains open, and authorities are investigating the cause of the grounding. The tanker was scheduled to arrive at Gwangyang on 28 January.