Extraction of crude oil from the decaying tanker in the Red Sea is underway
In these hours, the delicate removal work has begun over a million barrels of oil of the breakage of the cargo ship FSO SAFER in the Red Sea off the Yemeni coast.
A second tanker, the Ex Nautical – renamed Yemen – Dropped anchor 3 kilometers off FSO SAFER and preparations are underway to begin the crude oil transfer. Goal: prevent an environmental catastrophe.
Once started, the process is permanent two weeks by defusing and putting an end to a veritable ecological time bomb A story that began with the outbreak of civil war in Yemen in 2015.
That’s what the people in charge sayUnited Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) which coordinates the multinational operations prevent oil from spilling what experts have estimated four times worse than the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska when they entered the environment about 200 years ago 40 million liters of crude oil polluted 1,900 kilometers of coastline and led to one of the worst environmental disasters in history.