DPR seals depot, seizes vessel laden with adultrated fuel


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has seized a vessel – MT JAZI loaded with 1. 5 million of contaminated petroleum product while discharging at Nakem Jetty, Kirikiri, Lagos, The Nation reports.

The Director of DPR, Mr. Mordecai Ladan, who was represented by Zonal Operations Controllers, Lagos, DPR, Mr. Wole Akinmosoye, told reporters in Lagos yesterday that the vessel was intercepted on February 11 while discharging at the jetty. After much investigation by the Department, it was discovered that the vessel did not have DPR’s authorisation to deliver product at the depot.

The DPR chief stated that the product at Nakem does not meet the standard specifications of any white product. He said the depot has been sealed by the agency since February 12 and the vessel MT JAZI was under Nigerian Navy custody, adding that the product would eventually be evacuated for quarantine by the appropriate government agency.