You may remember that when a ship called Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal last year the resultant blockage caused chaos for international shipping. Indeed, the blocked Canal was blamed for shortages and empty shelves. The Suez Canal was blocked for a nearly a week. The costs were estimated at a billion dollars a day.

That was nothing compared to the problems that are awaiting if or when the FSO Safer sinks or blows up in the Red Sea.

The Safer is one of the biggest oil tankers every made. Built in Japan in 1976 it can carry more than three million barrels of oil. That…


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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: