x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Fisherman killed after a ship collides with his small wooden boat

The owner of the boat is facing charges linked to the man's death, police say.

A man in his thirties died when a ship crashed into a small wooden boat at 2am on Sunday. The Indian man was driving the small boat after a fishing trip in Sharjah when a larger ship - which has not been identified - collided with it, breaking it into pieces. There were five other people including the Emirati owner on the wooden vessel when it crashed.

The owner of the boat is facing charges linked to the man's death, police said.

The other men on the boat used a fish box made of polyethylene to stay afloat until they were rescued at 9am.

newsdesk@thenational.ae