Igad issues alert over ageing tanker abandoned in the Red Sea

Dr Workneh Gebeyehu. He is the executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development.

What you need to know:

  • The oil vessel was abandoned off the Yemeni coast after the outbreak of Yemen's civil war in early 2015 and has since been there without maintenance.
  • A possible oil spill from the dilapidated tanker would occasion a massive environmental catastrophe in the Red Sea which more than 30 million livelihoods rely on.

Addis Ababa

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