Yemen's floating time-bomb: The FSO SAFER

A potential humanitarian and environmental time-bomb is sitting just of the Red Sea coast of Yemen - and is receiving bizarrely little global attention and interest: The FSO SAFER is a 45-year-old, 1200 foot tanker attached to a 272 mile pipeline. It holds over a million barrels of crude oil - and it is falling apart. If it does, the resulting oil spill will be four times the size of the Exxon spill in 1989. CMEC director, Charlotte Leslie talks to maritime security expert, Dr. Ian Ralby, of I.R. Consilium, about this impending disaster and what we can do about it. 

Dr Ian Ralby is a recognized expert in maritime security, international law, hydrocarbons crimes, private security oversight and countering transnational crime.

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