Scientists warn of likely massive oil spill endangering the Red Sea, region's health

A paper to be published in Frontiers in Marine Science on December 15 is calling for action to remove the oil from a decaying and inactive tanker in the Red Sea that holds approximately one million barrels of oil—four times the amount of oil contained in the Exxon Valdez, the tanker that had a disastrous environmental oil spill in 1989—before its current seepage turns into a massive oil spill into the sea.

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Last updated on 15 December 2020

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Egypt
Saudi Arabia
Sudan
Yemen
Region: 
Africa
South-West Asia
Threats: 
Pollution