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Video: Oil tanker catches fire off UAE's coast, crew rescued

Wam/Sharjah
Filed on January 30, 2020 | Last updated on January 30, 2020 at 06.19 am
uae coast ship fire

(Wam)

FTA confirmed the tanker was 'not loaded with any oil shipments'.

A tanker caught fire off UAE's coast on Wednesday evening, according to a statement issued by the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport.

The FTA said all concerned departments were working to extinguish a fire, which broke out onboard an unloaded Panamanian-flagged tanker sailing 21 miles off the UAE after it had sent a distress call.

"Rescue and emergency response teams at ports started providing the necessary help once they received the distress call and rescued the tanker's crew," the authority said in a statement.

The FTA confirmed the tanker was "not loaded with any oil shipments and early reports attribute the incident to an accident during maintenance operations."


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