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.