08 Jul Jebel Ali Port Fire Brought Under Control
A fire caused by an explosion within a container on board a ship at Jebel Ali Port has been brought under control by Dubai Civil Defence.
In a statement carried by Dubai Media Office, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police Lieutenant Gen. Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri said: “According to initial information, the fire in Jebel Ali Port broke out onboard a small-sized container ship. No casualties were reported.” The media office also shared videos showing civil defence officials battling the massive blaze.
Eyewitnesses said the bang shook several buildings. Meanwhile, residents from multiple communities in south Dubai reported hearing a loud explosion.
Casualties were avoided due to the quick action of Jebel Ali Port’s officials who ordered an evacuation of the vessel and the immediate area when a leakage and smoke was seen.
Worldwide praise has been pouring in online for Dubai’s civil defence team for acting quickly to extinguish the fire at Jebel Ali Port late on Wednesday.