A Rusting Oil Tanker Off the Coast of Yemen Is an Environmental Catastrophe Waiting to Happen. Can Anyone Prevent It?

A Rusting Oil Tanker Off the Coast of Yemen Is an Environmental Catastrophe Waiting to Happen. Can Anyone Prevent It?

His charge, the Safer, remains in place, umbilically joined to Yemen’s Red Sea coast at the end of 4.8 miles of subsea pipeline. According to Yemeni NGO Green Dream, a Safer oil spill could impact 115 Yemeni islands in the Red Sea. But those in the northern Red Sea retain a sort of biological memory from their ancestors who migrated from warmer waters. In the summer, Red Sea currents would drag an oil slick south, threatening Eritrea and Djibouti, and potentially entering the Gulf of Aden. It’s just a horror scenario.”Along the Red Sea coast there is no visible mitigation taking place, says Veicht.

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