UN tries to raise $80m to fix FSO Safer, but gets just $33m
A spill from the rusting tanker, with 1.14m barrels of oil on board, would devastate shipping, the environment and Middle East economies
A UN meeting at The Hague raised $33m of its $80m target to transfer oil from floating storage vessel Safer to another ship, averting the risk of a catastrophic spill. The IMO and Greenpeace called for more funds, with $144m needed for the whole operation
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