Yemeni rebels allow UN access to ‘floating bomb’
UN officials have been waiting since July to inspect and repair the Safer, an abandoned floating storage vessel off Yemen’s Red Sea coast. Houthi rebels have finally given their approval
Environmental experts have likened the Safer to a ‘massive floating bomb’, holding 34 storage tanks of oil that could paralyse Red Sea shipping lanes, befoul Yemen’s coastline and hinder food imports into the poverty-stricken land
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