VLCCs owned and operated by Bahri have started to gather off the southern coast of Oman after state-owned Saudi Aramco temporarily halted oil shipments through the Bab el-Mandeb strait. Bahri is the transport and logistics arm of the state-owned oil company and the Bab el-Mandeb strait at the bottom of the Red Sea is the primary means of transit for VLCCs between the Indian Ocean and Suez Canal. Three part-laden oil tankers owned by Bahri (the Marjan, the Khuzama and the TI Hawtah) have weighed anchor off Salalah over the past 24 hours, according to S&P Global Platts. The development comes after Bahri earlier this week banned its ships from transiting the Bab el-Mandeb strait, due to an attack by Yemeni militants on 2 of its vessels. (…)