Red Sea oil tanker 4 times as big as Exxon Valdez that could spill any day now

Mammal ola a tanker is rotting into the Red Sea, threatening the water supply of millions of people and the world’s most stable coral reef.

Called the safest, the vessel is 1,188 feet (362 meters) long and holds 1 million barrels (42 million gallons or 159 million liters) of oil in its 34 storage tanks. The ship is owned by a Yemeni oil company, which needs regular maintenance in normal conditions to stay safe. With Yemen waging war since 2014, the company failed to maintain the ship at all. The Safer lies abandoned and rusted near the port of Hudaydah in Yemen, where it was once a floating storage unit. Oil is now seeping into the water around the vessel, posing a high risk of leakage, according to a new paper.