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Abandoned oil tanker off Yemen coast at risk of exploding


Satellite image of the FSO Safer tanker moored off Ras Issa port, in Yemen, on June 17, 2020. Maxar Technologies / via AP file

CAIRO — The United Nations said an abandoned oil tanker moored off the coast of Yemen loaded with more than 1 million barrels of crude oil is at risk of rupture or exploding, causing massive environmental damage to Red Sea marine life, desalination factories and international shipping routes.

Meanwhile, Houthi rebels who control the area where the ship is moored have denied U.N. inspectors access to the vessel. Internal documents obtained by The Associated Press shows that ...


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