An MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company ship has caught fire in the United Arab Emirates.
The UAE’s National Search and Rescue Center of the National Guard is reporting that it assisted an MSC ship (registered in Panama) that was experiencing a fire while in their territorial waters.
According to the report, the unnamed MSC vessel had requested assistance and three tugs were working to help extinguish the fire which appears from the video released by NSRCUAE.
The report only indicated that the crewmember was taken to a hospital to receive “necessary treatment.”
Specifically, the National Search and Rescue Center said it carried out an evacuation by the center’s plane to Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City to receive the necessary treatment. The condition of the person is unknown at this time and not more information was revealed.
Few details have been released other than a brief video posted by the NSRCUAE on social media.
At time of publishing, it was unclear if the fire had been extinguished or not. It is not known the name of the ship as no more information was given officially except various leaks from media.
“On Tuesday, June 6, 2023, the National Search and Rescue Center of the National Guard carried out a medical evacuation mission for an injured person during the burning of a ship belonging to the Republic of Panama in the territorial waters of the UAE.
The injured person was evacuated by the center’s plane to Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City to receive the necessary treatment,” reported by the National Search and Rescue Center of the National Guard.
نفذ المركز الوطني للبحث والانقاذ التابع للحرس الوطني يوم الثلاثاء الموافق 6 يونيو 2023 مهمة إخلاء طبي لمصاب أثناء احتراق سفينة تابعة لجمهورية بنما في المياة الإقليمية التابعة لدولة الامارات.— NSRCUAE – NGC (@NSRCUAE) June 7, 2023
تم إخلاء المصاب بطائرة المركز إلى مدينة الشيخ شخبوط الطبية لتلقي العلاج اللازم. pic.twitter.com/VvY9vLYtNK