x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Crew rescued from fuel ship fire off UAE coast

The ship was 13 nautical miles off the Sharjah coast when it caught fire.

Fifteen crewmen were rescued from a cargo ship that caught fire 13 nautical miles off the Sharjah coast.

The ship was carrying fuel from Sharjah when it caught fire at around 8pm last night.

Sharjah coast guard responded to an emergency broadcast from the ship.

All the crewmen, including the captain, were not injured in the fire, according to a Sharjah Civil Defence spokesman.

ykakande@thenational.ae