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Old 26th June 2020, 01:29 PM   #1
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Environmental Disaster Waiting to Happen off Yemen Coast

This saga has been going on for years - a million-barrel tanker sitting offshore, slowly deteriorating: https://apnews.com/e8d9e1a1d674a2d6784a2c53dfe628e2

Looks like a fairly useful bargaining tool for the rebels.
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Old 26th June 2020, 04:52 PM   #2
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From the link...
Originally Posted by apnews
The diplomat said the rebels are treating the vessel as a “deterrent like having a nuclear weapon.” All three individuals spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the subject with a reporter.
Oh, what a good idea. Only problem is, your "deterrent" is a ticking time bomb with an unknown, yet quickly approaching, detonation point.
Once it lets go, they've lost their chip in this bet.
Maybe it's time for some adults to forcibly intervene before the ship takes care of itself in the worst way possible.
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Old 11th October 2021, 11:50 AM   #3
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Bit of an update to this highly-popular thread:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-021-00774-8

tl;dr version - the likelihood of disaster increases by the day, and is regarded as imminent.
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