Boskalis’ subsidiary Smit Salvage has reached an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the oil removal from the FSO Safer moored off Yemen’s Red Sea coast. The tanker has not been maintained since 2015 and poses a major threat to the...
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) bought a very large crude carrier (VLCC) from Euronav on 9 March. This is part of the UN-coordinated operation to remove more than a million barrels of oil from the decaying tanker FSO Safer off Yemen’s Red Sea coast....
After the aft of the grounded bulk carrier OS 35 was lowered to better withstand coming bad weather, sheening of oil increased. Divers have now been able to locate the origin of the oil, which were oil pockets trapped within the frames of the hull. The oil has now...
The Netherlands will release an additional EUR 7.5 million for salvage operations of the FSO Safer, a floating oil storage vessel off the coast of Yemen. According to the United Nations, this means the funding is in place to begin the emergency operation of...
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