Video: Fire caused by explosion on ship in Dubai's Jebel Ali Port under control

Photo: @DXBMediaOffice
Photo: @DXBMediaOffice

Dubai - No casualties have been reported in the incident.

By Web report

Published: Thu 8 Jul 2021, 4:34 AM

Last updated: Thu 8 Jul 2021, 7:34 AM

A fire caused by an explosion within a container on board a ship at Jebel Ali Port has been brought under control, the Government of Dubai Media Office has said.

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No casualties have been reported in the incident that happened late on Wednesday.

In a statement carried by Dubai Media Office, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police Lieutenant Gen. Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri said: "According to initial information, the fire in Jebel Ali Port broke out onboard a small-sized container ship. No casualties were reported."

Maj. Gen. Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defense, said that the fire has been brought fully under control and the cooling process is under way.

The media office also shared videos from the site, which showed civil defence officials battling the massive blaze.

Meanwhile, residents from multiple communities in south Dubai reported hearing a loud explosion.

Eyewitnesses said the bang shook several buildings.

Social media was abuzz as residents shared experiences of hearing the explosion.

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