Stowaways survived 11 days on rudder of oil tanker at sea

A photo shared of the trio shows their feet dangling just inches from the water (Picture: AP) Three stowaways have been rescued after surviving 11 days on the rudder of an oil tanker. Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service says the men were found on a vessel which had departed from Nigeria bound for the Canary Islands. … Read more

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Tanker Explosion Claims 10 Lives

From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Ten people were confirmed dead in a tanker explosion which occurred at Araromi town, near the Sagamu Interchange on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway yesterday morning. The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Mr Ahmed Umar,  confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, the state capital, yesterday. He noted … Read more

Captain Of Exxon Valdez Tanker Behind Infamous 1989 Alaskan Crude Oil Spill Dies Of COVID And Cancer

The captain at the helm of one of America’s worst environmental disasters, which spilled nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska’s pristine waters and cost about $1.85 billion to clean up, has died at age 75. The name Joseph Hazelwood has become synonymous with the Alaska oil spill, which covered 1,500 miles of … Read more

Tears As Tanker Explosion Razes Houses, Churches, Shops In Ogun

tanker loaded with 45,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit otherwise called petrol on Saturday fell and exploded at Olambe along Matogun road in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State. gathered that the tanker content spilled leading to an inferno which engulfed the area. Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that before the unmarked tanker fell, … Read more

Abiodun Sympathises With Ogun Tanker Explosion Victims

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has sympathised with the victims of the petrol tanker explosion at Matogun in the Ifo Local Government Area of the state. Abiodun, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, on Saturday, described as unfortunate the incident where 10 houses and shops were destroyed by fire from … Read more

Tanker Refloats After Running Aground In Egypt’s Suez Canal

A large oil tanker stranded in Egypt’s Suez Canal was re-floated late Wednesday, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Thursday. “The vessel, coming from Portugal, ran aground in the Suez Canal at about 7.00 p.m. local time (1700 GMT) on Wednesday and tug boats released it into its navigational course five hours later,’’ said … Read more

Chemical tanker crashes into cargo ship off Japanese coast

A Japanese chemical tanker collided with a cargo ship off the coast of southwestern Japan on Saturday, the coast guard said. The crash occurred in the early hours of Saturday. It was investigated after both ships were anchored in the area, approximately 3.5km (2.2 miles) off the coast of Wakayama prefecture, an official of the … Read more

Heroic Man Who Drove Burning Tanker To Safety Welcomes Baby Girl With Wife

A heroic driver who averted disaster when a tanker went up in flames in Ughelli, Delta State has welcomed a child with his wife. Ejiro Otarigho saved lives in June when he drove a burning tanker to a safe location, where it later exploded without any casualty. The incident happened at Agbarho Town, Ughelli North … Read more

3 Burnt To Death In Kogi Tanker Explosion

From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja Three people were burnt to death in Kogi, when a tanker laden with diesel burst into flames as the driver suddenly lost control, while many sustained injuries. The crash occurred on Monday evening, at 8:17pm, at Felele, Lokoja, opposite Living Faith Church, when a tanker conveying flammable material (diesel) bursted into … Read more

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