x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Dubai ship sinks off Qatar coast

A commercial services vessel carrying 35 people of different nationalities sunk yesterday morning off the coast of Doha in Qatar.

DUBAI // A commercial services vessel carrying 35 people of different nationalities sunk yesterday morning off the coast of Doha in Qatar, the country's official news agency said late last night. Five people were rescued, one passenger's body was found, but the remaining passengers were missing, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement on QNA. No one aboard the shipnwas from the UAE. The ship capsized about two miles off Doha's coast, the local daily Gulf Times also reported, citing an Interior Ministry spokesman.

The paper said the majority of passengers worked for Doha-based HBK Power Cleaning, including 12 Nepalese and 11 Indians. The ship belonged to Dubai-based Demas Marine, and provided support services to the oil industry, the paper said citing an HBK spokesman. *Reuters