Red Sea cargo ship sinks with no condemnation from Greenpeace

Red Sea cargo ship sinks with no condemnation from Greenpeace

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Belize-flagged cargo ship Rubymar, broken in a February 19 missile strike claimed by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, floats within the Red Sea. (Satellite picture ©2024 Maxar Technologies)

The US Navy confirms that the British-owned bulk provider M/V Rubymar has sunk. It was struck by a Houthi missile two weeks in the past and the printed this image beneath is displaying the vessel sunk on a sandbank within the Red Sea. It went down with 21,000 metric tons of fertilizer.

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) confirmed late Saturday that the vessel “sank within the Red Sea after being struck” by an anti-ship ballistic missile final month.

“The roughly 21,000 metric tons of ammonium phosphate sulfate fertilizer that the vessel was carrying presents an environmental threat within the Red Sea,” CENTCOM mentioned in an announcement. “As the ship sinks it additionally presents a subsurface influence threat to different ships transiting the busy transport lanes of the waterway,” it added.

Rubymar ship sink

The Yemen-based terror group, generally known as the Houthis, had been holding an oil tank, the FSO Safer, hostage till this previous summer season when worldwide organizations lastly negotiated a rescue deal.

Greenpeace Middle East North Africa (MENA) which works independently from Greenpeace, or Greenpeace International haven’t condemned the Houthis and their persistent assaults towards cargo ships and oil tankers within the Red Sea for the reason that October 7, terror assault by Hamas within the Gaza Strip.

Green Prophet reached out to Greenpeace MENA in late December, and a number of other occasions thereafter, and there was no response to the assaults on naval visitors heading to the Suez Canal. A press release got here out solely after the ship had sunk. Greenpeace MENA launched an announcement yesterday they had been “involved”.

Lebanon-based Julien Jreissati, Programme Director at Greenpeace MENA mentioned: “This disruption may have far-reaching penalties, affecting numerous species that rely on these ecosystems and, in flip, doubtlessly impacting the very livelihoods of coastal communities. Immediate entry to the shipwreck web site is crucial for an knowledgeable response workforce to evaluate the scenario and swiftly devise and implement an emergency plan.”

The coral reefs within the Red Sea are essentially the most northerly reef on the planet. Thousands of divers go to Sinai, Egypt yearly on dive journeys to websites like Abu Galum and the Blue Hole, close to Dahab. Saudi Arabia is constructing its future tourism business on Red Sea coastal resorts and cities like The Line. The Houthis have been firing at Saudi Arabia indiscriminately for the final a number of years whereas a majority of abnormal Yemenites starve.

Taba Nuweiba Beach, Bir Sweir, Sinai, Egypt

Trankila Beach in Sinai is surrounded by coral reefs that aren’t doing effectively.

Post-revolution sites like Dahab have since recovered for the reason that 2011 uprisings in Cairo. The ongoing Hamas-Israel battle presents an unsure future for future Red Sea tourism, actually at seaside camps in Sinai which have little safety and the place terror operatives can discover refuge.

“Yemen will proceed to sink extra British ships, and any repercussions or different damages will probably be added to Britain’s invoice,” Hussein al-Ezzi, a head terror operative mentioned mentioned in a publish on X. “It is a rogue state that assaults Yemen and companions with America in sponsoring ongoing crimes towards civilians in Gaza.”

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