Anticipated spill from deteriorating Red Sea oil tanker threatens public health, study findsThe FSO Safer is currently located roughly 5 nautical miles off the coast of Yemen. It contains 1.1 million barrels of oil, more than four times the amount spilled in 1989 by the Exxon Valdez. Air pollution from a full spill would increase the risk for heart and lung disease-related hospitalizations.
Rotting Red Sea oil tanker could leave 8m people without water
Tanker Safer has been abandoned since 2017 and loss of its 1.1m barrels would destroy Yemen’s fishing stocks
Millions of people in Yemen could be left without water due to Red Sea oil spill
An abandoned oil tanker in the Red Sea containing 1.1 million barrels of oil is at risk of spilling and causing leaving millions of people in Yemen without water.
Possible Red Sea oil spill further threatens health of Yemenis, study finds
A potentially large oil spill from an abandoned tanker ship in the Red Sea could threaten public health in war-torn Yemen and neighboring countries unless urgent action is taken, a Nature Sustainability study found.
Clean Water for Nearly 10 Million People Threatened by Red Sea's Aging Oil Tanker: Study
"Our results stress the need for urgent action to avert this looming disaster. The spill and its potentially disastrous impacts remain entirely preventable through offloading the oil."
Anticipated spill from deteriorating Red Sea oil tanker threatens public health, study finds
A massive prospective spill from a deserted oil tanker in the Red Sea could lead to catastrophic public health effects in war-torn Yemen and neighboring countries unless urgent action is taken, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Decaying oil tanker near Yemen could trigger humanitarian disaster
Safer, an oil tanker in the Red Sea, has been abandoned and could unleash a catastrophic oil spill that would leave millions of people without food or clean water
Anticipated spill from deteriorating Red Sea oil tanker threatens public health, Stanford-led study finds
An oil spill from the FSO Safer could increase cardiovascular and respiratory hospitalizations and disrupt access to food and water for millions of people, researchers predict.