On January 5, the 285 meter long, 82265 dwt LNG tanker Magellan Spirit ran aground off Bonny Island, Nigeria. The Magellan Spirit was leaving the LNG plant bound for South Korea when it went aground into the mud. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Magellan Spirit went aground outside of the shipping lanes and has not impacted traffic. Reports state the tanker may need to be lightered before it can be refloated.
- Gas Tanker Reportedly Aground off Nigeria (marinelink.com)
- Gas tanker runs aground off Nigeria (businessdayonline.com)
- LNG Carrier Grounded off Nigeria May Offload Cargo to Break Free (gcaptain.com)