A huge explosion followed by fire occurred on board of small regional container ship OCEAN TRADER at Dubai port, UAE, at night or early in the morning Jul 8. The ship berthed at Dubai on Jul 7 after several days anchorage, understood she’s trading in the region. Most probably, container or containers with inflammables and/or explosives self-ignited and exploded. Fire is said to be under control, as of 0700 UTC Jul 8 the ship was in the same position with tugs at her side, AIS is on.
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