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VIDEO: Tanker on Fire in Gulf off Sharjah in UAE

PortandTerminal.com, January 29, 2020

DUBAI, UAE — A crude oil tanker in the Persian Gulf caught fire Wednesday night, prompting a warning from British naval officials to “exercise extreme caution.”

Early indications are that the fire occurred during maintenance and that all crew are safe.  The vessel has been subject to dispute for non-payment of the crew for nearly 3 yrs and the vessel has been drifting since. The ship has been identified the ship as the crude oil tanker Zoya 1. Authorities have said that 16 Indian and Pakistani crew reportedly have been stuck on the vessel, unpaid, trying to come ashore amid a legal dispute over the vessel.

The blaze comes amid heightened tensions in the region after the U.S. killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike in Baghdad and Iran fired ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.

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