Seventeen countries have come to the aid of a damaged ship stranded for years off the coast of Yemen, raising $75 million needed for UN efforts to avert the climate crisis.
According to details, the United Nations says it has secured enough funds to salvage a rusting oil tanker stranded in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, prompting a swift operation to save it from the danger of rotting. will power
According to Arab News, David Grilsey, the UN coordinator for Yemen, said 17 countries had contributed to raising the $75 million needed for the first phase of the operation, including $10 million from Saudi Arabia.
The Netherlands has donated $7 million to a ship carrying 14 million barrels of oil, which has been docked off the coast of Yemen for seven years, to clean up if the oil spills into the sea. 30 billion dollars.
According to David Grealsey, if this issue is not dealt with properly, an environmental crisis could arise, affecting not only Yemen, but also neighboring countries including Saudi Arabia and Somalia, and disrupting fishing and shipping.
The rescue operation will consist of 2 phases, the first phase will be to remove the oil safely. Gresley said the funds are expected to be in hand by the end of next month.
It should be noted that in 2015, the oil tanker Safar was abandoned by international marine engineers in Yemen’s western coastal city of Hodeidah after the Houthis took control there.