Namely, the vessel was said to be carrying about 6,000 gallons of diesel, 120 vehicles and 300 tyres, all of which were destroyed in the fire, The National reported.

Crew members sent the first report of the fire at about 6:44am, according to data provided by Sharjah Civil Defence.

All of the 13 crew members fought to put the fire out, sources say.

Firefighters from civil defence stations in Khalid Port, Samnan and Muwaileh arrived immediately at the scene and put the fire under the control by 7.25 am.

The 13 Indian seafarers were rescued from the burning ship and received medical care. There were no reported injuries.

Sharjah Police is investigating the reasons behind the incident.

International media reports say such incidents have occurred again in the same site.