Fire / Nigeria 02-190917

INCIDENT OVER

 

Event: Fire / Product Theft

 

Date and Time: 18 September 2017 0300 UTC

 

Location: Petroleum Apapa Wharf, Lagos, Nigeria

 

Position: 06°27’N, 003°22’E

 

Description: An explosion and fire gutted the Petroleum Apapa Wharf Jetty in Lagos. Fuel thieves were scooping up fuel as a tanker discharged Premium Motor Spirit, and the manifold caught fire. The fire lasted
1 hour and 4 people were killed; the vessel was not affected.

 

There is no expected impact on motor fuel supply in Nigeria.

 

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