New York: Saudi Arabia warned the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that an “oil point” was found in a transit zone 31 miles (50 kilometers) west of a rotten tanker, which threatened to leak 1.1 million barrels of crude oil from the well. Yemen coast.
The safer tanker has been stranded at the Red Sea oil station Ras Issa in Yemen for more than five years. The United Nations warned that safer oil spills could be four times the amount of the Exxon Valdez disaster off the coast of Alaska in 1989.
The United Nations ambassador of Saudi Arabia, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, wrote in a letter to 15 member institutions reviewed by Reuters that experts observed that “a pipeline on the ship is suspected of being Separate the stabilizers holding it to the bottom of the ship. Now it is floating on the sea.”
The United Nations has been waiting for the official authorization of the Houthi Movement in Yemen to send a delegation to a safer tanker for technical assessment and any possible initial repairs.
Both the Security Council and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on Husses to allow entry.
Al-Mouallimi wrote that the tanker “has reached a critical state of degradation, and that the situation is a serious threat to all Red Sea countries, particularly Yemen and Saudi Arabia,” adding “this dangerous situation must not be left unaddressed.”
Since the Houthis ousted the government from the capital Sana’a in 2014, Yemen has been in conflict.