Wooden Cargo Ship Erupts in Flames and Sinks Off UAE


In the early hours of Monday morning, a wooden cargo ship sank off the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following a massive explosion.

Nearby fishermen stated that they heard a giant explosion, and saw the vessel in flames shortly afterwards. Other witnesses reported that the sunken ship’s crew was rescued by another vessel; their whereabouts are currently unknown.

Other details, including the size of the cargo ship and its contents, are still being investigated.

Authorities were notified of the incident after the explosion occurred; the ship was already up in flames. The fire aboard the vessel lasted just over six hours.

More details will be made available as they come.






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