23 tonnes of waste cleared from Dubai Creek after dhow fire

Dubai Municipality sectioned off the area and began cleaning operations using sea-scrapers after Civil Defence teams finished cooling the remains of the commercial ship.

Dubai Civil Defence tackles a fire at Dubai Creek on Monday. Kamran Jebreili / AP Photo
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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.

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