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Three die on tanker as spark sets off explosions

Explosions on an oil tanker at Fujairah port Investigations have begun into a series of explosions on an oil tanker at Fujairah port that left three people dead, one injured and two missing.Some 105 local repair workers and crew were on board when welding work created a spark that triggered three blasts on the MT Prem Divya on Thursday. The tanker, which is owned by the Indian firm Mercator Limited, was not carrying oil.Fujairah port authorities said the vessel had been certified as having been cleared of any of the flammable gases often present on oil tankers, particularly empty ones, where the gas has more space to expand.Technical experts representing both the shipowner and insurer had arrived to try to determine the cause of the accident, Capt Mousa Morad, the general manager of Fujairah port, said yesterday."They have to come together to find out," he said."There's money, there's insurance, there's some people missing - so many things."Meanwhile civil defence authorities began searching yesterday for the missing men.It was unclear if they had stayed on board or, like many of their peers, jumped into the water.The three crewmen who died had remained on board, and their bodies were being removed yesterday.One ...

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