MAKING the “Safer” safer, is delayed yet again
FSO Safer is a rusting and slowly corroding Yemeni oil tanker at risk of spilling 1 million barrels of oil into the Red Sea. That is four times the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska.
The UN describes the Safer as a floating timebomb because she is moored off the Yemeni coast close to the port of Hodeida the area around the port has seen some of the heaviest fighting between the Houthi, a Shia rebel group and a Saudi led coalition in Yemen. The port of Hodeida which is in the control of the Houthi, is also vital to the UN humanitarian aid to the Yemeni population. read more