One Dead After Tanker Catches Fire at Hamriyah Port

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.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< May 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum 2019

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum is an event for Maritime leaders who want to unlock successful business formula of the industry!

read more >

CWC World Gas & Power Series – Brazil & the Americas Summit

CWC World Gas & Power Series: Brazil & the Americas Summit is the perfect meeting place to make contacts…

read more >

FPSO Brazil Congress 2019

Charging ahead with 24 planned orders by 2022, Brazil has once again solidified its status as one of the world’s foremost oil and gas leaders…

read more >

Nor-Shipping 2019

Nor-Shipping’s conference and event programme is tailored to deliver the knowledge, value and networking to help you build your business.

read more >