Photo: video Screenshot off the coast of the UAE is burning oil tanker

The ship was not loaded with oil. According to preliminary data, the fire caused an error during maintenance of the vessel.

Off the coast of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates broke out a massive fire on Board an oil tanker. On 29 January, reported Reuters.

It is noted that the tanker is approximately 35 km from the coast.

The Federal Department of transport UAE said that the work on elimination of a fire on the ship. Later, the Agency confirmed that the tanker was not loaded with oil and the incident may be related to error during maintenance.

According to FleetMon, the fire broke out on the tanker VLCC ZOYA 1, which is operated by the company from the UAE.

The ship is anchored at least 2018 due to financial and legal problems, including unpaid wages to the crew.

According to preliminary data, on Board the tanker was not one of the crew members. A fire could break out because of a gas fire in one of the tanks.

#Update: An oil tanker is on fire off the coast of #Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (#UAE).#The middle East #MENA

— ISCResearch (@ISCResearch) January 29, 2020

Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime (FTA) stated that the UAE authorities are working to put out a fire that broke out aboard an oil tanker 21 miles off the cost of Sharjah after receiving a distress message. A proper investigation is in progress.

— Jaber Al Lamki (@jallamki) January 29, 2020

We will remind, in the summer of last year to the Turkish port of Aliaga, an explosion occurred on the Italian tanker Synzania, resulting in one person died and 15 were injured.

In Kerch extinguished the fire on one of the tankers burned for more than a month

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