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Call for military action to break stricken tanker deadlock

Lawyer Ian Ralby says UN inspectors will not be safe with only the Houthis’ word to go on, noting the rebels have granted permission to fix the rusting vessel only to revoke it later. He says the consequences of a spill would be dire

A maritime lawyer has called for a military resolution to break the deadlock over the floating storage tanker Safer amid frustration that Yemen’s Houthi rebels continue to stop the UN inspecting and repairing the ship

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