No casualties have been reported in the incident that happened late on Wednesday.
There are reports of a large explosion and fire at the Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.
The government reports the fire started in a container onboard a ship anchored at the port. “A Dubai Civil Defense team is working to put out the blaze,” Dubai’s Media Office said in a tweet confirming the accident.
“The fire is under control and there are no deaths or injuries as a result of the accident at Jebel Ali Port,” the government said in an update.
It also posted a video showing a fire in the forward portion of small containership docked at the port.
The ship involved appears to be the MV Ocean Trader, a 90-meter containership registered in Comoros. AIS ship tracking data shows the Ocean Trader had docked at the port earlier in the day on Wednesday.
Jebel Ali Port authorities: “We are taking all necessary measures to ensure the normal movement of ships in the port continues without any disruption.”