Photo for illustrative purposes only. WAM
Four commercial ships were subjected to sabotage operations on Suday near UAE territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman, east of Fujairah, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MOFAIC, has announced.
The ministry said that the concerned authorities have taken all necessary measures, and are investigating the incident in cooperation with local and international bodies.
It said that there had been no injuries or fatalities on board the vessels and that there had been no spillage of harmful chemicals or fuel.
The MOFAIC statement said that the carrying out acts of sabotage on commercial and civilian vessels and threatening the safety and lives of those on board is a serious development. It called on the international community to assume its responsibilities to prevent such actions by parties attempting to undermine maritime traffic safety and security.
The ministry also described as “baseless and unfounded” rumours earlier on Sunday of incidents taking place within the Port of Fujairah, saying that operations within the port were under way as normal, without any interruption.
The price of Super 98 rose to Dhs2.48 per litre for May, up from Dhs2.23 in April, while the price of Special 95 rose to Dhs2.34 per litre for May, up from Dhs2.11 in March.
The civil defense teams in Fujairah on Sunday night managed to control a huge fire that broke out in a landfill in the Badia area, about 40 km north of Fujairah.
A 5-car pile up occurred on the road between Fujairah and Qadfaa when a vehicle driven by a UAE national on the way from Fujairah towards Qadfaa veered off and jumped off to the opposite lane leading to the city of Fujairah, according to Brigadier Dr Ali Rashid Bin Awash Al Yamahi.
The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in Fujairah hosted an awareness workshop organised by the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs (MFNCA) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) to promote the culture of political participation and the upcoming FNC elections.
The Dubai Criminal Court has convicted a manager of a company in a case of embezzling Dhs7.5 million from his workplace with which he bought a villa for himself.
The Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH) unveiled details of compiling a “Glossary of Spots & Places in the Central Region of Sharjah,” at a press conference held on Sunday morning, at the SIH Offices in the University City. The event was attended by Dr. Rashid Al Mazroui, the primary researcher of the Glossary Dr. Minni Bunama, Director of Content and publishing at the SIH, officials of the SIH and media representatives.
A 15-year-old girl died and a truck driver was missing after a suspension bridge over a river in southwest France collapsed on Monday, reigniting a debate over infrastructure safety in the wake of last year’s disaster in Genoa.