DUBAI // Dubai Municipality has cleared 23 tonnes of waste from the wreck of a dhow that caught fire on Monday at Dubai Creek.
The municipality sealed off the area and began cleaning up with sea-scrapers after Civil Defence teams finished cooling the remains of the boat, reported Aletihad, the Arabic-language sister newspaper of The National.
The area was cordoned off to prevent waste and cargo from spreading, said Yacoub Al Ali, the municipality’s director of clean-ups.
The ship was carrying 50 tonnes of cargo, including electrical equipment and food items, before a gas cylinder explosion set it alight.
Mr Al Ali said his department would work with Dubai Customs to dispose of damaged goods found on the docks over the next week.