10 February, 2009

Fire off Dubai Port

A fire broke out off Dubai Port:
"Local authorities have extinguished the fire that damaged an oil tanker after it collided with a container vessel off the coast of Jebel Ali Port, according to Sarah Lockie, the spokesperson for DP World.

The oil tanker, called Kashmir, was carrying around 30,000 tonnes of petroleum products worth $9 million (Dh33.12 million) from Iran to the Jebel Ali Port when it collided with a mid-sized container feeder vessel around 12:20pm on Tuesday. The incident occurred five miles out in the sea.

Authorities did not mention the cause of the incident.
"


The entire article on Emirates Business 24/7 can be read here.

8 comments:

hemlock said...
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the real nick said...
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rosh said...

Bizarre! How could they not see one another? Clear sea, and vessels, the size of Titanic.

Brn said...

More photos from the Times here

It does seem hard to believe that they couldn't see each other rosh.

Anonymous said...

i don't understand why you people just copy and paste news articles here, we can get that by going to the news paper's site!

hemlock said...

anon: i personally dont spend 40 minutes a day scouring newspapers; if it's worth knowing, it'll get filtered onto a blog or another. and it usually does.
all other news is there to fill white spaces.

Dave said...

Obviously the general driving skills of Dubai have now transferred themselves to the sea....

Dave said...

I would recommend SeaSalik.... and they were obviously speeding, an RTA official has been quoted as saying...

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