Reading from the reddit thread, situation has been developing since September. So thankfully, the process is SLOW. Until it reaches some tipping point perhaps.
We have 3 choices:
A. Optimistic One: A carrier ship arrives and takes the crude away.
B. Burn the oil into the air. Though these platforms are not designed to burn the crude itself. Only the residual gases.
C. Dump into the ocean. Eventuality if left alone.
Tough choices there between B & C!
Highly upvoted comment on that youtube video:
"They want to have an oil spill. The cleanup effort costs millions of dollars and the contracts will be awarded to organisation which are in league with politicians and big business. That's how taxpayer money is pocketed by these villians. That's what happened in Mauritius."
The creator/poster of the video agrees. ("It does appear that this is the case.")
I’m honestly impressed that there are any functioning natural ecosystems on Earth at all at this point.
1.3 million gallons, not 60 million, but when you get to that scale it doesn't really matter.
The good (?) news is that the list is apparently intentional, in order to repair some ballast pump valves. https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-pdvsa-eni-vessel/idled-ven…
I was watching a video about how there are thousands of ships (6300) sunk from the past which did not have oil leached from their tanks.
These have been converted to basically ticking time bombs as the metal and fuel tanks corrode.
The amount of oil in these sunk ships is difficult to estimate, but even on a light estimate resulted in a wide-spread ecological disaster.
As usual the response from 95% of governments out there is simply to bury their heads to the problem.
Source from DW Documentaries (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP0U62oiBlM)
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