SMIT Salvage, a subsidiary of Dutch maritime services company Boskalis, has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to remove oil from the decaying FSO Safer tanker moored off Yemen’s Red Sea coast. The project aims to transfer over one million barrels of oil from the Safer to a secure tanker for responsible disposal.

Boskalis CEO Peter Berdowski expressed his ‘extreme delight’ at the agreement, noting that the company has been working with the UN since 2021 to prevent a potential environmental and humanitarian catastrophe. The Boskalis vessel Ndeavor will depart from Rotterdam with the necessary salvage equipment for the mission.

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