Several briefcases full of money have been delivered to a towage company in Dubai, allegedly playing a part in helping a Saint James Shipping tanker deliver its cargo.

The 17,475-dwt chemical and product tanker Ariana (built 2016) suffered a main engine failure and was towed just outside the port of Mocha in Yemen, arriving there on or around 14 July.

An anchor-handling tug supply vessel, the Hercules, controlled by Dubai-based towage provider Swedish Management towed the stricken tanker to Mocha.