Today (Thursday), Britain and the Netherlands are hosting a donor pledge conference to raise the additional funds needed to start implementing the emergency phase of the operation to rescue the dilapidated floating “Safer” oil tank off the western coast of Yemen, and to avert a large-scale disaster that may affect all countries and global trade routes.
The United Nations is seeking to collect another $29 million in order to be able to remove the oil from the reservoir, to avoid the risk of a catastrophe and an exacerbation of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
The replacement vessel is expected to arrive (BOATING) of the “Safer” oil tank to the port of Djibouti next Sunday, May 7, and the specialized support ship (Endeavor) of Boskalis Company (BoskalisThe Dutch International, which specializes in the field of marine services in charge of the rescue operation, will also arrive in Djibouti in the coming days to prepare for the operation, as it is scheduled to carry out its mission of transferring about one million barrels of oil in the “Safer” to the replacement ship (Nutica), and prepare the tanker. dilapidated and hauled ashore to be dismantled as scrap.
The Boskalis Company had said that it would start the stage of work on installing the new tanker and transporting crude oil from “Safer” during the coming June and July, and that the process could extend until mid-August.