One dead after tanker catches fire at Hamriyah Port

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.