[Watch] Tanker Vessel With 1.3m Barrels of Oil Onboard Close To Sinking

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The FSO Nabarima is in danger of sinking off the Venezuelan coast, reports SWZ Maritime.

What happened?

Tanker vessel FSO Nabarima is in danger of sinking off the coast of Venezuela. According to Fishermen and Friends of the Seas action group, the tanker has around 1.3 million barrels of oil on board. 

Tanker about to capsize

The huge 2005 built tanker vessel which is permanently anchored in the Gulf of Pariah and used to store oil extracted there is listing severely and is about to capsize. 

What is the issue?

According to press agency Reuters, there are problems with valves on board the vessel, which is owned by Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA.

The ship’s crew had already reported these problems, following a flood in the engine room at the end of August.

 

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Source: SWZ Maritime

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