Three dead, four rescued as ship sinks off Sharjah coast

The bodies of three Indian sailors were also recovered from the sea in Sharjah after their ship sank during rough weather over the weekend.

Five cargo ships ran aground in Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain over the weekend. Courtesy Al Hamriya Municipality
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The bodies of three Indian sailors have been recovered from the sea in Sharjah after their ship sank in rough weather over the weekend.

The bodies were recovered off Al Hamriya coast on Saturday, officials said.

The Sharjah Coastguard and police air wing rescued four other sailors and flew them to Khalifa hospital in Ajman to receive treatment.

Five cargo ships ran aground in Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain over the weekend, officials at Al Hamriya Municipality said.

“It will take some time until the ships are removed. The sea is still rough and it might affect the removal,” said Mubarak Al Shamsi, director of Al Hamriya Municipality.

“Our teams have made sure that there are no spills from these vessels that might affect the environment.”

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