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Blast inside container on ship docked at Dubai port causing fire

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The blast occurred in the container aboard the vessel, preparing to dock away from the Jebel Ali Port’s main shipping line at around midnight. It caused a massive fire on the vessel.

Dubai Media Office said in a tweet on their official account, A fire has been reported to have broken out in a container within a ship anchored in Jebel Ali Port. A Dubai Civil Defence team is working to put out the blaze.

Director-General of Dubai Civil Defence Major General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi said the Jebel Ali Port fire has been brought fully under control and the cooling process is underway.

Teams took 40 minutes to control the blaze. There were no reported deaths or injuries and the fire is under control, authorities said. There were 14 sailors aboard the ship, who were evacuated safely.

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