He raised 33 million dollars… and the Yemeni government demanded defining responsibilities
The Yemeni Minister of Water and Environment, Tawfiq Al-Sharjabi, warned that the status of the Safer oil reservoir cannot be postponed, stressing the importance of being flexible and serious to deal with the problem and solve it in a fundamental way to ensure the safety of mariners and natural resources from pollution and destruction.
This came at a time when the amount allocated to finance the treatment of the crisis of the oil tanker “Safer” moored off the coast of Hodeidah rose to 41 million dollars, the day after a virtual international conference called by the Netherlands on Wednesday to mobilize support to treat the tank and raise 33 million dollars.
The United Nations estimated in its plan to address the “SAFER” crisis, which carries about 1.1 million barrels of crude, the need for 144 million dollars, 80 million of them urgently to implement the emergency operation to eliminate the direct threat and transfer oil from the Safer to a safe temporary ship during the summer .
During the conference, Al-Sharjabi demanded that the matrix of procedures include the United Nations publicly defining roles, responsibilities and stages in a clear and specific manner, stressing the importance of “the effective participation of the Yemeni government in all procedural and executive processes, and taking all practical precautions by the executing company against accidents or any leaks and pollutants.” .
In addition, the US envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, said that it is estimated that the costs of cleaning up in the event of a leak and an environmental disaster amount to 20 billion dollars, indicating that the delinquency of the tanker “Evergiver” in the Suez Canal, caused economic losses of more than 9 billion dollars per day, which may It recurs in Bab al-Mandeb, and risks a similar disturbance.