On Sunday, three bodies were found in the search for missing crew members aboard the Trinity Spirit.
The Trinity Spirit, a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, exploded off the coast of Nigeria last Wednesday morning, with 10 crew members on board. It then broke in half and partially sank.
At the time, Nigeria’s Shebah Exploration & Production Company Ltd (SEPCOL) said that investigations were underway, but the priority was to search for the missing crew members and keep their safety in mind.
Besides the three crew members found dead, three survivors were rescued last week. The search still continues for the four crew members unaccounted for.
According to SEPCOL’s website, the Trinity Spirit can hold up to 2 million barrels of oil, and it can process 22,000 barrels of oil a day. It was unknown how many barrels of oil were on the vessel when the incident occurred.
In addition to the search for the missing crew members, efforts are being made to clean up the area from the oil that spilled due to the explosion.
Nigerian officials said that in addition to trying to contain the damage, they are investigating what caused the explosion.