UN warns over oil tanker stranded off Yemen coast for years

Both the Yemeni government and Houthi fighters lay claim to its valuable cargo and neither side is budging.

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    The United Nations is warning that time is running out for a derelict oil tanker which has been stranded off the west coast of Yemen for five years

    Both the Yemeni government and Houthi fighters lay claim to its valuable cargo - and neither side is willing to budge.

    But Houthi authorities have promised to allow a UN team of engineers to access the tanker to prevent a giant oil spill.

    Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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