Speed of Rust

16 mins


Experts predicted the inevitable fate of the FSO Safer, a mammoth oil tanker in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. A mass of rotting steel holding four times more oil than the Exxon Valdez, the Safer threatened ecosystems, shipping lanes and the welfare of millions in the region. When she broke apart or exploded — and it was always just a matter of time — an unprecedented catastrophe lay ahead. Speed of Rust is part eco-thriller and part cautionary tale that shows the risks when threats are ignored and demonstrates what’s possible when the global community tackles its problems head-on.

Production Team

Skye Fitzgerald

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Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2024 Mountainfilm Festival.
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