Yemen: High stakes UN operation underway to avert catastrophic oil spill

The UN has started a complex operation to transfer crude oil from a decaying supertanker stranded off the coast of Yemen since 2015. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2023/07/1139057
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Yemen: High stakes UN operation underway to avert catastrophic oil spill
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Yemen: Transfer of oil from decaying ship expected to start next week

Yemen: Transfer of oil from decaying ship expected to start next week

10 Jul 2023

Transfer of crude oil from the dilapidated tanker Safer stranded off the coast of Yemen, is expected to start early next week, a senior United Nations humanitarian official told the Security Council on Monday.

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Yemen oil tanker: ‘Pivotal chapter’ concludes but important work remains

Yemen oil tanker: ‘Pivotal chapter’ concludes but important work remains

28 Aug 2023

The specialist team that safely stabilized and transferred over one million barrels of crude oil from a decaying supertanker off the cost of Yemen, left the site on Monday, marking the end of a pivotal chapter in the UN-led operation to prevent a potentially disastrous oil spill in the Red Sea.

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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.