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Magellan Spirit LNG carrier aground

It has been confirmed that Teekay LNG carrier Magellan Spirit, fully loaded, 165,600 cbm has run aground 6 miles off Nigeria.

According to the company’s spokesperson Jonathan Anthony the vessel grounded in soft mud while under pilotage exiting the Bonny Island LNG terminal in Nigeria, reports gCaptain.

Teekay further said that tugs are on station to assist and the safety of the crew or the cargo has not been compromised.

Anthony added that the company mobilized its emergency team and is currently considering options to refloat the vessel.

There is a possibility to dredge under the vessel or lighten the LNG tanker by a Ship-to-Ship transfer of a portion of its bunker fuel or cargo.

Teekay has scheduled another attempt to refloat the vessel for early next week.

Source: LNG World News

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