UN / SAFER TANKER UPDATE

28-Aug-2023 00:02:34
Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said the completion of the work stabilizing the decaying Safer Tanker and transferring more than 1.1 million barrels of oil it held to the replacement vessel Yemen, “marks the end of a pivotal chapter in the UN-led operation to address the threat of a major oil spill.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / SAFER TANKER UPDATE
TRT: 02:34
SOURCE: UNIFEED / FILE
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LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 28 AUGUST 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

28 AUGUST 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at the podium
3. Wide shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Earlier today, the team that stabilized the decaying Safer Tanker and transferred more than 1.1 million barrels of oil it held to the replacement vessel Yemen left the site aboard their multi-purpose vessel alongside two other support vessels. The Yemen was the ship formerly known as the Nautica. The completion of the work marks the end of a pivotal chapter in the UN-led operation to address the threat of a major oil spill that have been caused by a leak in or destruction of the Safer Tanker.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“However, critical work remains, including the delivery and installation of a specialized buoy to moor the Yemen to the Safer for safe storage of the oil, as well as the towing and recycling of the Safer Tanker. The Yemen cast off from the Safer last night to a holding anchorage pending the installation of the specialized buoy. To complete the project, 22 million dollars is still required. Generous Member States, the private sector and the global public have already provided 121 million US dollars in funding to prevent a humanitarian, environmental and economic catastrophe in the Red Sea. We are counting on further generous support to finish this critical mission.”
7. Wide shot, Dujarric walks away

FILE – BOSKALIS – 09 AUGUST 2023, HODEIDAH, YEMEN

8. Various shots, aerial views of the SFO Safer alongside MOST Yemen
9. Wide shot, engineers at work on ship deck

FILE – BOSKALIS – 27 JULY 2023, HODEIDAH, YEMEN

10. Aerial shot, support vessel and alongside MOST Yemen
11. Various shots, aerial views of the SFO Safer and MOST Yemen side by side at sea
12. Various shots, aerial views the two tanker and supporting ships around
STORYLINE
Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric today (28 Aug) said the completion of the work stabilizing the decaying Safer Tanker and transferring more than 1.1 million barrels of oil it held to the replacement vessel Yemen, “marks the end of a pivotal chapter in the UN-led operation to address the threat of a major oil spill.”

The Team that performed the work, Dujarric said, “left the site aboard their multi-purpose vessel alongside two other support vessels.”

However, the spokesperson said, “critical work remains, including the delivery and installation of a specialized buoy to moor the Yemen to the Safer for safe storage of the oil, as well as the towing and recycling of the Safer Tanker.”

To complete the project, he added, “22 million dollars is still required.”

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is implementing the Safer Salvage Project.
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