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Explosion on ship at Jebel Ali port shakes Dubai

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08 Jul 2021 05:07:28 GMT9
08 Jul 2021 05:07:28 GMT9

Arab News

DUBAI: A huge explosion shook buildings in Dubai late on Wednesday with Dubai authorities saying there was a fire on board a commercial ship anchored off Jebal Ali Port.

Dubai Media Office said: “A fire has been reported to have broken out in a container within a ship anchored in Jebel Ali Port. A Dubai Civil Defense team is working to put out the blaze.”

No injuries have been reported the office said.

Resident in Dubai described hearing a loud explosion and feeling their windows shake.

Jebel Ali Free Zone attracts nearly a quarter of foreign direct investment to Dubai, with more than 8,000 companies having established operations in the commercial zone since its inception in the mid-1980s, according to its website.

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