Middle East

Champion 1 likely to sink off Mukalla

Muscat: Local Yemeni residents in the city of Mukalla in Hadramout said that Champion 1, which lost power and drifted off the coast of the city last month, is looking as if it will sink soon, having started to list noticeably in the past few days, with seawater now lapping over parts of the deck. The ship is carrying around 4,500 tons of diesel fuel and is deemed a serious environmental risk if it does sink.  [06/08/13]

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