September 27, 2023

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Millions of people are threatened by the thirst for a terrible ghost ship

In addition to the catastrophic environmental catastrophe, the rotting ghost oil tanker FSO Safer off the coast of Yemen in the Red Sea since 2017 will threaten the supply of drinking water to 8 million people if not resolved within a few weeks. The Guardian came forward with improvements.

According to the latest news, the impact of the oil spill from the tanker FSO Safer, which has been at a disastrous technical level in the Red Sea since 2017, may be greater than expected: 8 million people will lose access to drinking water and Yemen’s Red Sea fishing grounds could be destroyed within three weeks. Recent studies suggest that if the ship’s challenge is not addressed soon, the spilled oil could spread beyond the Yemeni Sea and cause environmental catastrophe in Saudi Arabia, Eritrea and Djibouti.

History was reported in detail by Orego, including the risk of a potential oil tanker explosion causing a dramatic natural disaster.

According to the Guardian, negotiations are already underway to unload the remaining 1.1 million barrels of crude oil in the FSO safer. It is a frightening fact that in 1989 the ship stored four times more oil than it had at the Exxon Valdez warehouse and its leak caused the greatest misfortune of the time. Despite repeated warnings from officials, including the UN Security Council, about the consequences of the tanker explosion, more than a dozen insurgents, including the UN-recognized Yemeni government and UN Security Council, have been killed. IN officials did not have a warranty on the maintenance of the twenty-named controlled vessel, which is currently maintained only by the crew on Monday.

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FSO safe oil tankerSource: AFP / Manual

Modeling published in Nature Sustainability magazine shows it Red Sea ports to close in two weeks due to continuous oil spills Hatada and Salif threaten to transport 200,000 tons of fuel to Yemen. This equates to 38 percent of national fuel demand. As a result, fuel prices could rise by as much as 80 percent, but the most serious concern is that fuel shortages for water pumps have affected Yemen’s drinking water supply by 8 million. If the desalination plants in the area become polluted, 2 million will lose access to water.

While half the oil is expected to evaporate into the sea within a day, the rest could reach the west coast of Yemen in six to ten days, and in three weeks it will pollute further south ports.

If this happens, the number of people in need of food assistance will be between 5.7 million and 8.4 million Depending on whether the leak reaches southern ports such as Aden.

According to experts, in seven days, 66.5-85.2 percent of Yemeni fishing in the Red Sea could be threatened by an oil spill, and 93.5-100 percent after three weeks.

Red Sea corals, famous for their unique resilience to seawater warming, may also be at risk.

A report in the journal Nature Sustainability warns: “Oil spills could hinder global trade through the Strait of Bob El-Mandeb, which accounts for about 10 percent of global shipping.

Bob El Mandeb StraitSource: Wikimedia Commons / World Wind

The report also contains the following important information: “The potential for significant leakage is increasing. In the event of a break in the bottom of the apparently lowered FSO safer, the oil stored on the ship will spill directly into the sea. In May 2020, seawater entered the engine room through a pipe leak and the ship’s fire extinguishing system did not work.

UN to check ship Permission was sought in the twenties, however, to seek pledges to repair the ship, but the international body did not have sufficient resources to do so.

The latest news from the United States is that oil pollution – even a large oil carpet – spilled 572,000 gallons of oil into the sea in early October following a leak in an underwater oil pipeline off Huntington Beach, California. The cause of the disaster is still being investigated, as a ship’s anchor tore an oil pipeline underwater.