Houthis have finally agreed to give UN access to the stranded oil tank. The tank was stranded for many years risking a threat to environmental disasters. A meeting for discussion is held on July 15 with the UN to discuss the tanker. Yemen had been a war zone for years.
As per reports of the UN, water entered the engine compartment of the Safer Tanker. The tanker carries 1.1 million barrels of crude oil and has been stranded off the coast of Red Sea oil Terminal of Ras Issa for over five years.
As per the source, Iran-aligned group, Houthis control that part of the port. UN had been consistently trying to get the tanker moved to prevent environmental damage and fatalities.
The Houthi group recently sent a letter of approval to the UN’s technical team to deploy people to the tanker. UN is now on talks with Yemen’s warring parties about arranging the sale of the crude and dividing proceeds between Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and the Houthi group.
The UN Security Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the Safer tanker issue which has been mired in disputes over control of ports and revenues.