A press statement from the office of the UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure confirmed that the blaze that broke out at 11:55pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, on onboard the container ship ‘Ocean Trader’.
At the helm of the rescue operations were the DP World, UAE Region team, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority and personnel from the Dubai Civil Defence and the Dubai Police. The evacuation procedure of the ship’s crew and workers on the berth was carried out promptly, the press communiqué continued.
“This robust response has enabled us to take all necessary measures immediately. The concerted efforts of the teams and the availability of state-of-the-art equipment to tackle such an event ensured the resumption of all operational and logistical operations in Jebel Ali Port,” affirmed HE Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure.
“The Maritime Department at the Ministry will continue investigations to gain insights and chart out a blueprint in coordination with the relevant international authorities,” the press notification concluded.