Casualties – OCEAN TRADER on Fire after explosion in Jebel Ali Port – 07.07.2021

Late on Wednesday 7th July, 2021 an explosion aboard the 1993 built container ship OCEAN TRADER berthed at Dubai’s Jebel Ali port late caused a large fire and was felt across the city.

There were no reported deaths or injuries and the fire was brought under control, authorities said. OCEAN TRADER was berthed at the port when the blast occurred in a container holding cleaning products, according to Dubai’s Civil Defense chief Rashed Al Matroush. The Dubai Media Office posted a video of firefighters putting out the blaze at the port amid smoldering wreckage as plumes of smoke billowed through the air.

OCEAN TRADER was built in Japan at Shinhama Dockyard Anan at Anan in 1993 homeported at Moroni (COM Flag) with 90 metres loa and 3,240 dwt.

Police in Dubai, a regional business hub and one of seven emirates making up the United Arab Emirates, said the blast might have been caused by “friction or high temperatures” during hot summer weather

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Published – Friday 9th July ,2021