RAK crew contains massive ship fire in under five hours

RAK Media

Firefighters from four centres in Ras Al Khaimah have managed to contain a massive fire that broke out on a ship anchored in Jazira Al Hamrah port.

In a statement issued on their official social media handle, the Ras Al Khaimah Civil Defence said it took the team four-and-a-half hours to contain the blaze after it erupted in a cabin that was undergoing maintenance work.

Teams from Al-Jazirah Al-Hamra, Al-Rafaa and Didqaqa rushed to the site after the operation room received an alert at 11:33 pm on Tuesday.

The blaze was put out in an-hour-and-twenty minutes, while the cooling operations continued until 4:00 am on Wednesday.

No injuries were reported in the incident, with an official investigation into what triggered the blaze currently underway.

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