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Sunday, March 3, 2024
A satellite image shows the cargo ship Rubymar before it sank, on the Red Sea. Handout via REUTERS
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Ship Sunk By Houthis Threatens Red Sea Environment

By Mohammad Ghobari ADEN, Yemen, March 2 (Reuters) – A UK-owned ship attacked by Houthi militants last month sank in the Red Sea, the U.S.

March 3, 2024
Total Views: 3283

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
The 'Yemen' replacement tanker with the FSO Safer in the background. Photo: Boskalis
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UN Says Critical Work Still Needed on FSO Safer

After Years of Preparation, UN-Led Operation Prevents Worst-Case Scenario Environmental Disaster off Yemen; Additional Funding Required to Complete Cleanup

August 30, 2023
Total Views: 1527

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
The FSO Safer pictured off the coast of Yemen. Photo courtesy David Gressly
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SMIT Salvage Team Departs FSO Safer in Yemen Following Successful Oil Removal Operation

SMIT Salvage has wrapped up its work on board the decaying FSO Safer off the coast of Yemen. The milestone comes after the UN-led team successfully removed

August 29, 2023
Total Views: 3536

Friday, August 11, 2023
The FSO Safer with Yemen and Ndeavor moored alongside. Photo courtesy Boskalis
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FSO Safer: Red Sea’s ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ Diffused

The United Nations on Friday announced the successful removal of more than 1 million barrels of oil from the decaying FSO Safer tanker off Yemen, averting a

August 11, 2023
Total Views: 6574

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
The FSO Safer vessel pictured July 25, 2023, in the Red Sea off Yemen.
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Oil Transfer from Decaying FSO Safer Begins After Years-Long, UN-Led Effort

The UN-led project to prevent a catastrophic oil spill from the decaying FSO Safer supertanker off Yemen’s coast has begun with the transfer of over 1

July 25, 2023
Total Views: 3243

Monday, July 17, 2023
SMIT Team Set to Begin Oil Transfer from Decaying FSO Safer
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SMIT Team Set to Begin Oil Transfer from Decaying FSO Safer

The UN-led effort to prevent a potential environmental and humanitarian catastrophe from the decaying supertanker FSO Safer off Yemen’s coast has taken

July 17, 2023
Total Views: 2668

Sunday, July 16, 2023
Tanker Arrives in Yemen to Start Risky Oil Pumping Operation
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Tanker Arrives in Yemen to Start Risky Oil Pumping Operation

By Mohammed Hatem Jul 16, 2023 (Bloomberg) –A United Nations oil tanker arrived in Yemen on Sunday to begin the risky operation of pumping over a

July 16, 2023
Total Views: 14149

Tuesday, July 11, 2023
FSO Safer Oil Transfer Operation to Start Next Week
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FSO Safer Oil Transfer Operation to Start Next Week

The transfer of crude oil from the dilapidated tanker FSO Safer stranded off the coast of Yemen is expected to start early next week, a senior United Nations

July 11, 2023
Total Views: 2109

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
FSO Safer: The $140 Million Effort to Defuse a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’
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FSO Safer: The $140 Million Effort to Defuse a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’

(Bloomberg) — An operation is finally underway to transfer the oil from a stricken tanker off the coast of Yemen that maritime salvage experts have

June 14, 2023
Total Views: 1889

Monday, June 12, 2023
UN Reaches Significant Milestone in FSO Safer Oil Transfer Operation
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UN Reaches Significant Milestone in FSO Safer Oil Transfer Operation

The operation to transfer over 1 million barrels of oil from the decaying FSO Safer in the Red Sea has reached a significant milestone after obtaining

June 12, 2023
Total Views: 1936

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
SMIT Team Arrives at Decaying FSO Safer in Red Sea
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SMIT Team Arrives at Decaying FSO Safer in Red Sea

A SMIT salvage team has arrived on site of the decaying FSO Safer in the Red Sea where they will begin the operation to remove over one million barrels

May 30, 2023
Total Views: 5882

Thursday, April 20, 2023
FSO Safer: Salvage Agreement for Reached to Avert Looming Disaster Off Yemen’s Coast
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FSO Safer: Salvage Agreement for Reached to Avert Looming Disaster Off Yemen’s Coast

SMIT Salvage, a subsidiary of Dutch maritime services company Boskalis, has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to remove

April 20, 2023
Total Views: 2515

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Former Euronav VLCC Departs China on FSO Safer Oil Removal Mission
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Former Euronav VLCC Departs China on FSO Safer Oil Removal Mission

The former Euronav Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) that the UN purchased as part of a mission to prevent a catastrophic oil spill in Yemen’s Red Sea has

April 6, 2023
Total Views: 5663

Friday, March 10, 2023
UN Re-Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for FSO Safer Oil Removal Operation
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UN Re-Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for FSO Safer Oil Removal Operation

With yesterday’s news that the United Nations has secured the purchase of an oil tanker to receive oil from the decaying FSO Safer in the Red Sea, the UN

March 10, 2023
Total Views: 3376

Thursday, March 9, 2023
FSO Safer Yemen
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UN Secures Euronav Tanker to Offload Oil from Decaying ‘FSO Safer’ in Red Sea

The United Nations Development Programme has reached an agreement with Belgian tanker company Euronav to secure the purchase of a VLCC for the transfer of oil

March 9, 2023
Total Views: 4291

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Salvage of ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ FSO Safer to Begin Within Weeks as Funds Raised
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Salvage of ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ FSO Safer to Begin Within Weeks as Funds Raised

The United Nation’s says it has raised enough funds to begin the operation to transfer oil from the decaying tanker FSO Safer in the Red Sea off the

September 22, 2022
Total Views: 3340

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
FSO Safer Yemen
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Brink of Catastrophe: The Netherlands Pledges Additional Funds for FSO Safer Rescue Effort

The Netherlands’ Government says it is pledging an additional $7.5 million to the UN for the salvage of the floating oil storage tanker FSO Safer in the

September 20, 2022
Total Views: 8376

Sunday, March 6, 2022
FSO Safer Yemen
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Yemen’s Houthis Agree To Offload Decaying FSO Safer

By Mohammed Ghobari (Reuters) Yemen’s Houthi movement has signed an agreement with the United Nations to deal with a decaying oil tanker threatening to

March 6, 2022
Total Views: 3812

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
FSO Safer Yemen
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Houthis Approve UN Plan to Assess Decaying ‘Safer’ Tanker Off Yemen

By Lisa Barrington DUBAI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Houthi authorities in Yemen have given long-awaited approval for a United Nations plan to visit and assess a

November 25, 2020
Total Views: 3957

Thursday, October 15, 2020
FSO Safer Yemen
Environment

The IMO Can’t Prevent This Massive Oil Tanker From Spilling

By Aziz El Yaakoubi (Reuters) – A United Nations team will have to wait several weeks to access a deteriorating FSO tanker off Yemen’s shore that is

October 15, 2020
Total Views: 215
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