Oil production vessel explodes off Nigerian coast

An oil production vessel has exploded off the Nigerian coast, months after an oil spillage wreaked havoc in the Niger Delta.

The vessel – the Trinity Spirit – blew up on Wednesday, Shebah Exploration & Production Co., which has the vessel on a lease, said in a statement.

The ship is able to store about 2 million barrels of oil and can process up to 22,000 barrels a day.

A wellhead belonging to Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company blew up on November 5 in Nembe, Bayelsa State.

The leakage was not plugged until a month later.(The Guardian)