If the FSO Safer breaks up, it could unleash a potentially catastrophic spill in the Red Sea. File photo: AP
If the FSO Safer breaks up, it could unleash a potentially catastrophic spill in the Red Sea. File photo: AP
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UN raises alarm on decaying Red Sea oil tanker FSO Safer, which could ‘break up or explode any time’

  • UN appeals for emergency funds to transfer oil from stricken FSO Safer tanker abandoned off Yemen coast
  • Decaying vessel holds almost four times as much oil as the Exxon Valdez that ran aground off Alaska in 1989

If the FSO Safer breaks up, it could unleash a potentially catastrophic spill in the Red Sea. File photo: AP
If the FSO Safer breaks up, it could unleash a potentially catastrophic spill in the Red Sea. File photo: AP
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