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A Chemical Explosion Occurred On A Ship In Jebel Ali Port

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Author : Bozhou Marine
Update time : 2021-07-10 15:59:23
Less than a year after the bombing at the port of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, another explosion occurred at the port, which is worthy of vigilance.

On the evening of the 7th local time, a chemical explosion accident occurred on a ship docking at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, UAE. A huge fireball illuminates the night sky, and most of Dubai feels shocked. There are no reports of casualties.

The Dubai Government Information Office said in a media statement that a container on a ship containing chemicals exploded and caused a fire that day, without causing casualties.




Less than a year after the bombing at the port of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, another explosion occurred at the port, which is worthy of vigilance.

On the evening of the 7th local time, a chemical explosion accident occurred on a ship docking at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, UAE. A huge fireball illuminates the night sky, and most of Dubai feels shocked. There are no reports of casualties.

The Dubai Government Information Office said in a media statement that a container on a ship containing chemicals exploded and caused a fire that day, without causing casualties.

At least three residents in the area where the explosion occurred reported that the doors and windows of their homes were shaken by the incident. A video posted by residents of Dubai on social media showed a burning fireball illuminating the night sky.

Al Arabiya quoted Dubai policce as saying that the cause of the accident was "friction or high temperature" in the hot summer.

The person in charge of the Dubai Government Information Service stated that a container on the vessel that caught fire was loaded with flammable materials. The person in charge also pointed out that the crew of the vessel on fire had been evacuated in time.

It is unclear to what extent this huge port and surrounding cargo has been damaged. Port officials stated that they are “taking all necessary measures to ensure that the normal operation of the ship is not disturbed in any way”.

About two and a half hours after the explosion, the civil defense team in Dubai stated that they had contained the fire and started a "cooling process." Authorities posted videos of firefighters pouring containers on social media. Civil defense personnel are working hard to control the fire, and the fire can be seen in the background.

It is still unclear to what extent the port, ships and surrounding cargo were damaged. The video showed that after the explosion, debris was scattered on the scene, there were scorched containers, there were still many fires, and smoke billowed from the scene.

Dubai government officials said that emergency responders have now contained the fire and the explosion has not caused any casualties. The cause of the accident is still under further investigation. About 14 crew members on board were evacuated in time before the explosion.

Jebel Ali Port in Dubai is one of the largest ports in the world and one of the largest ports in the Middle East. It mainly serves goods from the Indian subcontinent, Africa and Asia. The port is not only an important global freight center, but also the lifeline of Dubai and its surrounding emirates, and an important port of entry for goods.

According to the latest berthing information of Dubai Port:


"A group of small tugboats and support vessels surround a container ship called Ocean Trader.
The live footage rebroadcasted by the UAE state news agency WAM also showed that according to the paint and logo of the hull, the ship in the accident should be the small container ship named Ocean Trader operated by Dubai company Inzu Ship Charter."




Based on the current preliminary information, it is preliminarily determined that Ocean Trader may be an announcement barge connecting Dubai Port to other ports in the Middle East. This type of announcement barge generally serves many internationally renowned liner companies. Therefore, the signs of COSCO Shipping and K Line can be seen on board. Container container!

Considering this suspected dangerous goods caused the container ship to catch fire and trigger a series of earthquake-level explosions, Dubai, the largest container port in the Middle East, is likely to need to be closed urgently. The suspension time depends on the rescue situation.

Here, the editor reminds everyone that recently there are foreign trade export companies that have transited through Dubai Port to other partial ports in the Middle East, or have loaded ships that have stopped in Dubai Port. They need to pay special attention to the impact of this accident!


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