WMNF | Locals warn derelict barge ‘Nabarima’ about to spill 55 million gallons of oil and no one is helping – WMNF

The FSO Nabarima sails under the Venezuelan flag and has a capacity of 1.4 million barrels of oil. Records show its capacity was last listed at 1.3 million barrels or about 54.6 million gallons. It’s owned in part by the state-owned energy company PDVSA and Italian oil company ENI. The vessel was abandoned near capacity when U.S. sanctions prevented Citgo from purchasing the oil in early 2019, according to Reuters. For nearly two years, the oil-filled vessel has sat mostly ignored as it deteriorates into the sea.

WMNF | Locals warn derelict barge ‘Nabarima’ about to spill 55 million gallons of oil and no one is helping – WMNF