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The United Nations has successfully removed over 1 million barrels of oil from the decaying Safer supertanker off Yemen's Red Sea coast, preventing a potential environmental catastrophe. The tanker, inactive due to the Yemen conflict since 2015, posed a threat of oil spillage four times worse than the Exxon Valdez disaster. The UN raised over $120 million for the operation, employing a second tanker, standby aircraft with chemicals, and involving multiple insurers. 

UN completes removal of oil from decaying tanker off Yemen

The United Nations has successfully removed over 1 million barrels of oil from the decaying Safer supertanker off Yemen’s Red Sea coast, preventing a potential environmental catastrophe. The tanker, inactive due to the Yemen conflict since 2015, posed a threat of oil spillage four times worse than the Exxon Valdez disaster. The UN raised over $120 million for the operation, employing a second tanker, standby aircraft with chemicals, and involving multiple insurers. 

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