Race against time
Stop Red Sea oil spill
“Today is a proud moment for the many people across the UN System as well as our donors and partners who have worked tirelessly over the past months and years to avert a disaster in a country already vulnerable following protracted conflict. There is still work to be done, but today we can say with confidence that the immediate threat of a spill has been averted.”Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator
Additional funds announced at Pledging Conference for United Nations Operation to Avert Red Sea Oil Spill
Significant funding gap remains as close to $24 million more still needed for operation’s emergency phase that begins this month
United Nations Takes Next Major Step to Prevent Catastrophic Oil Spill in Red Sea
The UN Development Programme has contracted the Boskalis subsidiary SMIT Salvage to transfer 1 million barrels of oil off a decaying tanker. The team’s vessel Ndeavor sets sail to the Red Sea today. Funding is urgently required.
Tanker Sets Sail on United Nations Mission to Prevent Catastrophic Oil Spill in Red Sea
Vessel’s departure is a significant development in the operation to remove more than a million barrels of oil from decaying supertanker off Yemen’s Red Sea coast
FSO Safer Salvage Operation Project (SSOP)
This project aims to prevent a catastrophic oil spill occurring in the Red Sea and its potentially disastrous impacts..