A huge abandoned oil tanker anchored off Yemen could unleash a catastrophic oil spill in the Red Sea, bringing starvation and death to the region, according to an analysis of the potential health impacts of such a disaster.
The tanker, called Safer, is anchored about 9 kilometres off the coast of Yemen. It is owned by Yemen’s national oil company, The Safer Exploration & Production Operations Company (SEPOC), which once used it to store crude oil. …
Article amended on
11 October 2021
We corrected the amount of oil the tanker is holding