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Fire kills two Indian seafarers

Two Indian sailors were killed and three others injured when an Omani ship Al Sadaa caught fire off the Yemeni shore, India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Monday.

The injured people have been admitted to a hospital in Salalah, Oman.

The name of the vessel does not appear in the Equasis register of ships. No details of how the fire started have been given.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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