Middle East

3 injured following UASC engine explosion

Dubai: United Arab Shipping Co (UASC) has reported one of its ships, Asir, suffered an explosion in its engine room on Saturday morning, with three officers injured. The ship was en route from Suez to Jeddah.

“The vessel is now on emergency power and has developed a slow drift. UASC has already entered into towage contracts for moving the vessel to Jeddah where she was originally bound,” UASC said in a statement yesterday.

“There is no damage to cargo nor any pollution on board the vessel or at sea but the towage operations may entail a couple of days after which the cargo on board would be discharged,” UASC added.  [13/03/13]

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