Up to nine personnel from a self-propelled barge may have been killed after their vessel collided with a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker in Nigerian waters earlier this month.
An anonymous source tells gCaptain that the incident occurred early in the morning on October 19th and involved the MT Elixir and the Nigerian vessel MT Tank. One body and three survivors were recovered from the waters immediately following the incident, the source says. According to one of the survivors, the vessel would have had 9 personnel onboard, we are told.
Local reports say 12 personnel were onboard, with 3 survivors and nine missing or dead following the Oct. 19 collision off the coast of Warri in Nigeria’s Delta State. The MT Elixir is being detained while the incident is under investigation by the Nigerian authorities, the report said.