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Abandoned tanker in the Red Sea could spill four times as much oil as the Exxon Valdez, UN warns


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An abandoned decaying oil tanker in the Red Sea could spill four times as much oil as the devastating Exxon Valdez disaster, the U.N. has warned.

Fears of an environmental, humanitarian and economic disaster are swirling around the FSO Safer tanker, which is moored off the coast of war-torn Yemen. The tanker is loaded with 1.1 million barrels of crude oil.


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