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A government committee is discussing with a UN team ways to empty the Safer tank

The National Emergency Committee to respond to the potential risks of an oil spill from the oil tank (Safer) discussed this evening, in the temporary capital of Aden, with the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen David Grisley and his accompanying delegation, the contents of the plan proposed by the committee to empty the tank and ways to avoid Environmental pollution damages at various levels.

The meeting, in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Oil and Minerals, Dr. Saeed Al-Shammasi, touched on the risks posed by the tanker Safer, which contains about one million and one hundred thousand barrels on board, of crude oil, which has not received any maintenance since 2015, and the potential risks of oil spills on the marine environment, population, coasts and islands. On our country and neighboring countries, as well as navigation in the Red Sea region.

The international team of specialists in the committee listened to a detailed explanation of the emergency plan prepared by the committee to confront the pollution and the needs required to implement the plan, and the government’s efforts to eliminate the danger by focusing on emptying the tank as soon as possible.

For his part, the United Nations Resident Coordinator indicated that Nations The United States is working hard, in coordination with the relevant authorities, to avoid the disaster, empty the tanker of its contents, and pour all possible efforts to achieve this.


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