Decaying oil tanker near Yemen could trigger humanitarian disaster

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Environment 11 October 2021

By Graham Lawton

Safer lipid  tanker seen from above

Safer, an abandoned lipid tanker moored disconnected the seashore of Yemen successful the Red Sea

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A immense abandoned lipid tanker anchored disconnected Yemen could unleash a catastrophic lipid spill successful the Red Sea, bringing starvation and decease to the region, according to an investigation of the imaginable wellness impacts of specified a disaster.

The tanker, called Safer, is anchored astir 9 kilometres disconnected the seashore of Yemen. It is owned by Yemen’s nationalist lipid company, The Safer Exploration & Production Operations Company (SEPOC), which erstwhile utilized it to store crude oil. …

Article amended on 11 October 2021

We corrected the magnitude of lipid the tanker is holding

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