Time’s Running Out to Prevent the Worst Oil-Spill Disaster in History

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Time is running out to prevent a stranded oil tanker, named FSO Safer, from spilling 1.1 million barrels of oil into the Red Sea — causing an environmental, economic, and humanitarian catastrophe.

Currently, the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska that happened on March 24, 1989, is considered the worst oil spill worldwide in terms of environmental damage … but if this oil spill happens, it will cause an environmental disaster that is four times worse.

An FSO Safer oil spill could cause irreversible damage to one of the most important repositories of biodiversity on the planet. The ocean waters support important species including marine mammals, sea turtles, and seabirds.

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CLICK THE LINK IN OUR BIO TO HELP YEMEN! Our Yemen fundraiser ends in 2 weeks as it’s the biggest crisis in the world right now and what’s even worse is time is running out to prevent a decaying oil tanker off the coast of Yemen from dumping its load of 1.1 million barrels of oil into the Red Sea, sparking an environmental catastrophe, the United Nations has warned. Please share this post with your followers and tag people, celebrities, influencers and news media who need to see it because this week, the UN's environmental chief said the ship could release four times more oil than the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989 off Alaska if action was not taken and the Exxon Valdez disaster damaged more than 1,300 miles of some of the most remote, wild shoreline in the United States, and the oil continues to pollute beaches and harm the ecosystem to this day so we must not allow that to happen here. "Time is running out for us to act in a coordinated manner to prevent a looming environmental, economic and humanitarian catastrophe," says Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program UNEP. Seawater flooded the aging tanker's engine room in late May and is threatening to destabilize the ship. Andersen said that "no effort should be spared" to conduct a "a technical assessment and initial light repairs" on the vessel as neither war-torn Yemen nor its neighbors have the capacity to manage the consequences of such a large spill, which would wreck the biodiversity of the Red Sea and could affect the livelihoods of the 28 million people who rely on the inlet. Please share this and help us spread awareness about this urgent issue before we damage anymore of our world’s ocean’s and marine life ecosystems! #helpyemen #stopthespill #oilspill #karmagawa #saveouroceans #savethereef

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Unfortunately, the ship — moored near Yemen — is in extremely poor condition and needs immediate attention to prevent the ship from destabilizing … but political challenges are preventing that help from arriving.

The projections for disaster don’t stop there …

The oil spill would directly affect 1.6 million Yemenis that are already suffering and are in need of humanitarian assistance.

The spill would cause every fishing community along Yemen’s west coast to collapse by destroying the people’s means to make a living.

It would also force the port of Hodeida to close for months, which has been the gateway to provide humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people.

This situation is extremely dire. We’re hoping things get solved very quickly so that the people, animals, and environment don’t have to suffer — especially since the Yemeni people are already going through the world’s worst humanitarian crisis already.

Stay informed: Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more updates, and make sure to share with your family and loved ones so that they can spread the word about what is going on.

We’re doing a fundraiser to help the people and children of Yemen who are desperate for food, water, shelter, and medicine.

All donations will support 2 amazing charities: Unicef Yemen and Save The Children Yemen.

You can donate now at this link …


No donation is too small … it all adds up … and these children need anything you can spare.

What do you think about the possibility of an oil-spill disaster in addition to what the Yemeni people are already going through? Leave a comment below.

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