The plan is for Phase One of the rescue plan to be completed in 2023. That was supposed to happen in 2022.

October 2022

The ill-effects of an oil spill are not always immediately apparent.
Coastal wetlands play an important function as habitats. An Oil spill will endanger that.
An oil spill would be a disaster for the Red Sea's fish, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles and birds.
Coral reefs contribute greatly to biodiversity. An oil spill would be devastating.
Water, Ports and Tourism could also be harmed by the F.S.O. Safer
Eritrea, Djibouti and Saudi Arabia's fishing industries face risks in case of an oil spill.
The conflict has already been harmful to Yemen's fishing industry. The Safer could make it worse.

September 2022

Yemen is already one of the world's most water deprived countries. An oil spill will only make it worse.
An oil spill would have direct harmful health impacts on response workers and the local population
If the Safer explodes or sinks, it will have huge negative impacts on some of Yemen's key sea ports.
The weather window is closing fast and the politics are fragile.