This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Ship fire in Sharjah kills one, injures four

15 May 2017

One crew member was killed and four others suffered burns after a fire broke out on a vessel transporting a petroleum products at Al Hamriyah port on May 13, Sharjah Civil Defence said. A massive explosion started the fire and the vessel broke into two, Gulf News reported, with 16 evacuated from the crippled vessel.  The explosion also damaged buildings nearby.

Stock image
Stock image

Sharjah Civil Defence said the Panama-flagged vessel was carrying a consignment of diesel and was docked at Al Hamriyah seaport. Firefighters controlled the blaze and stopped it from spreading to adjacent ships and also controlled the oil from spilling into the port.

The injured workers were transferred to Khalifa Hospital in Ajman and Umm Al Quwain hospital and they are in a stable condition now. The sailors, including the deceased and the injured, are Indians and are aged between 22 and 30.

Print this page | E-mail this page