Govt wants UNSG to force Houthis to allow maintenance of ‘floating bomb’ oil tanker

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September Net

Yemen’s government has demanded the UN Secretary General António Guterres to force Houthi coupist into allowing maintenance of an oil tanker that threatens to explode and cause an epic environmental disaster in the Red Sea.

The tanker, which is loaded with an estimated 1.1 million barrels of oil and has been left unmaintained since 2015, is described by experts as a floating bomb.

In an address to Guterres on Monday, the Yemeni government called for pressuring the Houthi rebel militia to allow UN experts to access the vessel to mainten it and prevent the oil spill catastrophe that, if happened, will extend beyond Yemen- to the other countries overlooking the Red Sea.


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