Fresh oil spill adds to Yemen’s woes

Issue 1112 - 15 Oct 2020

Media outlets reported a Greek-owned, Malta-flagged Aframax tanker was damaged off the coast of Hisn Al-Nushaymah (Ras Al-Nushayma) Terminal in Shebwa on 3 October. Satellite images of the area near Ain Ba Mabad from 4-6 October showed a significant oil trail following the leak as the vessel traveled past Bir Ali. Sources familiar with the incident told GSN that two cannister-type devices had hit the vessel while it was loading crude oil offshore.

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