By Yemie Adeoye
MASTERS energy, an indigenous operator in the downstream sector has announced the arrival of its maiden vessel, Victory 1, laden with about 50000Metric tonnes of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) also called diesel.
The Vessel which berthed at Masters energyâ€™s Jetty in Rumuolumeni area of PortHarcourt captured the success story of Masters Energy after a long wait for a maiden berthing of the vessel.
The vessel carrying 5,000 metric tones of Automotive Gasoline Oil (AGO) made her berth at the jetty in style and splendour..
Speaking at the jetty after the successful berth, an elated President of Masters Energy Group, Mr. Uchechukwu Ogah thanked God for making the berthing of the first vessel in the jetty a success. He said, â€œThe berthing of this vessel today opens another vista in the life of Maters Energy Oil & Gas Ltd. We have waited long for this day to come. We have made supplications to God for this day. We have had immense challenges to see this day come. Thanks be to God for making this day a reality.â€
Mr. Ogah when asked to describe he challenges the company faced in bringing the vessel said that it is near impossible to chronicle the numerous challenges but the important thing is that the vessel has finally berthed. â€œJust that there are always challenges in getting new things started off, so there were challenges in bringing this vessel to berth. But because we are a company that is always forward looking, we do not look at challenges in our operations but always try to find a positive way to circumvent to achieve organisational goal. It is that same spirit that has taken us this far as an organisation,â€ he said.
He used the opportunity to thank the captain of the vessel, his crew and all those who contributed to the successful berthing of vessel. He also thanked the entire members of staff of Masters Energy Group for their understanding and keeping faith with the company in the face of challenges. According to him, â€œthe perseverance and encouragement of our staff was awesome. Their faith in the company did not waiver even in the face of challenges. It is very encouraging and shows the type of bonding that exists among us as an organisation.â€ He assured that with the arrival of the vessel, gateways of other successes will follow.
It will be recalled that Masters Energy Oil & Gas Ltd commissioned its ultra_modern Integrated & Logistics Centre in Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt on 25th July 2009. The Integrated & Logistics Centre accommodates the companyâ€™s 158,000 metric tones storage facility, reputed to be the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa.