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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Somali dhow catches fire, sinks in Omani port

(Medeshi)-  A Somali-flagged dhow caught fire and sank while anchored in the Port of Salalah in Oman in the early hours of Wednesday, port officials have said.

Shortly after midnight, the Al Yaasiin burst into flames after offloading livestock at the port in Dhofar Province, a statement said.
An investigation is ongoing by the port to determine the cause of the blaze and to work with the owners of dhow boats to prevent such incidents from being repeated.
The port's firefighting tub boat team and the Omani Coast Guard were immediately deployed to the site and were able to safely evacuate all of the 15 crew members to a nearby fishing vessel.
Source : Arabian Business