High-risk UN operation underway in Yemen to avert catastrophic oil spills

The FSO Safer, moored off the western coast of Yemen.

The supertanker, the FSO Safer, has become a symbol of the need for urgent action to avoid massive damage to the marine ecosystem in an area home to important global shipping lanes. The stranded and rusting vessel holds four times the amount of oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez, enough to make it the fifth-largest … Read more