On May 4, the 364 meter long, 128,550 dwt container ship allided with quay at the Jebel Ali container terminal in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The CMA CGM Centaurus was attempting to berth when it’s starboard bow struck the quay. The vessel hit a leg of a gantry crane causing it to collapse and another crane was pushed off its tracks. Ten people were injured during the incident. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The diesel transport vessel Sunshine went aground on the shore at Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates. The vessel was transporting 160 tons of fuel when it suffered engine failure before going ashore. No reports of injuries. Some pollution was reported as some of the Sunshine’s fuel was released into the water. A tug attempted to pull the Sunshine free, but the tug became stuck in the nearby shallow water. Authorities have ordered the owners to remove the vessel in three days. Reports state the authorities and coast guard was on the scene monitoring the scene. Nearby residents were told to close their air vents to prevent the fumes from entering their home.
A freighter caught fire off the coast of Sharjah, UAE. The fire quickly engulfed the freighter with the crew being rescued by the coast guard. Reports state some crew members suffered burns and were taken to hospital for treatment. The vessel remained ablaze until it was gutted and sank. No further details reported.