IMO pleads for help to prevent oil catastrophe


A potential catastrophic oil spill needs an urgent international response, says the IMO, which has contracted Boskalis subsidiary Smit Salvage to help avert ‘a major humanitarian and environmental disaster’.

The multi-purpose support vessel Ndeavor, which will sail with its crew and experts, is loaded with generators, hydraulic pumps and other specialised equipment to carry out the operation on the FSO  Safer, which no longer has functioning systems. 

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