The fire started in the pump room of a tanker that was being repaired in one of the dry docks, and ehile the fire was confined to just the pump room it led to the death of five workers and injured another. ASL said all of the workers were employees of a subcontractor.
Damage to the tanker is not believed to be significant, and initial investigations suggest there was no explosion.
''We are saddened by this incident and the loss of lives, and we extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims. As a matter of priority, we will be working diligently together with our subcontractor to help the affected workers and their families and are rendering the necessary assistance to them,'' the company said in a statement.