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  GCC SG Welcomes the Commencement of Implementing the UN-Coordinated Plan to Unload FSO Safer Tanker, Transfer its Load to a Replacement Tanker

General Secretariat - Riyadh

​His Excellency Mr. Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), welcomed the commencement of implementing the United Nations (UN) coordinated plan to unload the floating storage and offloading (FSO) Safer tanker, and to transfer its load to a replacement tanker.


HE the Secretary General said that the launch of the plan to empty FSO Safer’s oil tanks will contribute to preserving the marine environment and prevent an environmental catastrophe in the region in the event of a crude oil spill. His Excellency praised the efforts of the UN and the concerned parties to solve this crisis that lasted for years, and the leadership of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen for their efforts to facilitate the unloading of the new tanker; Nautica.

His Excellency also valued the role played by the donor countries in providing the necessary financial support for this operation, hoping that the unloading process to the new tanker would be completed smoothly.