Oil Minister: US-Saudi Aggression Prevents Floating Tank Maintenance
Minister of Oil and Minerals Ahmed Dares said, on Sunday, the forces of the US-Saudi aggression prevent the arrival of maintenance teams to the floating tank, Safer, off Ras Issa port and even target those approaching it.
In a statement to Al-Masirah channel, he noted that several appeals were sent to the United Nations, warning of the consequences of any oil infiltration from the floating tank in the sea, but did not receive an answer.
“We demanded to have the cost of maintenance works for the floating tank from the price of the stored oil, but they refused, pointing out that Safer company in Marib concerned to send maintenance teams.”
He added, “When we are keen to put the oil revenue in the floating tank for maintenance and pay the salaries of the people, this is a testament to our responsibility.”
The Minister of Oil renewed the warning of the consequences of environmental disaster, stressing that the Salvation Government is irresponsible from any repercussions after making all concessions, and continuation of the forces of aggression in targeting any maintenance teams approaching the ship.
Safer ship contains about 8 million barrels of crude oil, which constitutes a time and environmental bomb that will reach the neighboring countries and the Suez Canal as a result of the lack of a floating tank for maintenance since the aggression against Yemen, targeting maintenance teams trying to reach the floating tank.