Dubai: International shipping is giving Yemen a wide berth as the nation descends into chaos, with much of its main port city, Aden, up in flames. Reuters reports that at least four tankers have diverted from calling at the Middle Eastern nation engulfed in a debilitating civil war.
At least one of Yemen’s LNG trains is now offline, while at the port of Aden a number of grain silos were blazing yesterday.
Most ports in Yemen are now closed though a number of ship-to-ship transfers are ongoing. Saudi airforce planes have been waging a campaign against Houthi rebels since last month, making ship calls even more precarious.