EU allocates 3 mn to remove tanker in Red Sea

Support to UN plan to 'avoid environmental disaster'

18 May, 15:16

    A satellite image shows FSO Safer, an oil storage tanker stranded off the coast of the port of Hodeidah, Yemen A satellite image shows FSO Safer, an oil storage tanker stranded off the coast of the port of Hodeidah, Yemen

    BRUSSELS - The European Union will provide 3 million euros to support a plan coordinated by the United Nations to deal with the environmental threat represented by oil tanker FSO Safer in the Red Sea. The FSO Safer is a vast, decrepit oil tanker docked off the coast of Yemen, which contains some 1.14 million barrels of crude. It is at imminent risk of a leak or explosion, creating a potential humanitarian, economic and environmental catastrophe in Yemen and the Red Sea, with long-lasting effects across the region. It could also cause a grave interruption of world maritime trade that passes through the strait of Bab El Mandeb.

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