Civil Defence members douse a fire.
Mohammed Yaseen, Staff Reporter
The Dubai civil defence teams brought under control a fire that broke out in a cargo ship in Hamriya Port. No casualties were reported as a result of the fire. According to a Dubai Civil Defense source, teams from Al Hamriyah station as well as firefighting and maritime rescue units arrived in the scene within 7 minutes after a report was received by the operations room at 11:54am on Thursday, stating that a fire had erupted in a wooden cargo ship in Al Hamriya Port.
The firefighting teams started evacuating the ship and putting out the fire, the source added, noting that the accident did not result in any casualties or deaths and that the smoke was due to the nature of the materials contained in the ship.
The source stated that the civil defence men brought the fire under control within 23 minutes and then began cooling the site until 1:49pm. They later handed the site over to the competent authorities to investigate the causes of the fire.