16-05-2017

One Dead After Tanker Catches Fire at Hamriyah Port

Hamriyah

One crewman died and four were injured when a tanker carrying oil products caught fire at Hamriyah Port, Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sharjah Civil Defense said.

The tanker, identified as the 1991-built Ebrahim 1, caught fire in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 13.

The four injured crewmen were transferred to a local hospital and are stable, the local media said.

The firefighters managed to contain the fire from spreading throughout the port and extinguish the blaze aboard the Panama-flagged tanker 40 minutes after arriving at the scene.

The source of the accident is still unknown.

The tanker was reportedly transporting diesel from the UAE to an unknown destination.

Source: World Maritime News Staff

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