The UN’s milestone operation to salvage Yemen’s stricken oil tanker: Key questions answered

After nearly two years of “political groundwork, fundraising, and project development”, in the words of UN chief António Guterres, the UN-led operation to avert environmental disaster in the Red Sea of the Yemeni coast, is fully underway. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2023/07/1139112
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The UN’s milestone operation to salvage Yemen’s stricken oil tanker: Key questions answered
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Yemen: UN concludes removal of one million barrels of oil from decaying tanker

Yemen: UN concludes removal of one million barrels of oil from decaying tanker

11 Aug 2023

A UN-led operation to remove over one million barrels of crude oil from a rusting supertanker off Yemen safely concluded on Friday, preventing the immediate threat of a massive spill in the Red Sea.

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UN chief ends Europe trip with visit to ‘vessels of hope’

20 Aug 2022

Completing his trip to Europe on Saturday, UN chief António Guterres oversaw the departure of two ships involved in the Black Sea Grain Initiative, a UN-brokered operation to bring urgently needed hunger relief to the Horn of Africa.

Yemen: Marking ‘significant milestone’, UN says stricken tanker salvage operation can begin

21 Sep 2022

The salvage of the ageing supertanker SFO Safer, off the Yemeni coast, can now begin, the UN said on Wednesday, after it announced that more than $75 million has been pledged to carry out the vital operation.