Correction: The tanker struck was the tanker Tank (imo: 8681460) not the tanker Good Success.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has stated it has rescued three of the 12 crew from the MT Tank. The stern section of the tanker sank quickly with 8 crew trapped. Only one body has been recovered.
Preliminary reports state the Elixir struck the MT Tank which broke-in-two. Divers were requested to inspect the sunken portion to ensure no-one was left trapped inside (as a cook survived in an air pocket for two days after a tugboat capsizing and sinking off Nigeria).
On October 19, the 180 meter long, 46874 dwt tanker Elixir collided with the 80 meter long, 4500 dwt tanker Good Success off Bonga FPSO, Nigeria. Both tankers were proceeding in low visibility when the Elixir struck the Good Success. The Good Success quickly sank with 12 crew on board. Three of the crew were later rescued, but the remaining remain missing or lost. The details of the collision have not yet been reported, but authorities have stated that a last minute change of course caused the collision. The tanker Elixir has been detained by authorities until the investigation is completed.
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.