The Al Aqah beach in Fujairah, UAE.


Dh14 million Fujairah oil spill: 2 ship captains on trial


DUBAI – Two captains of commercial ships are on trial for allegedly causing the oil spill that caused an estimated Dh14 million damage on Fujairah’s coastline.

The Fujairah Court of Misdemeanours heard that the oil spill happened after the captains’ ships collided off the coast of Fujairah in October last year.

The case has been adjourned until next week for a translator to be present when one of the captains gives his statement to court.

According to reports, the ship collision caused an oil slick that affected the coastlines of Fujairah and Kalba, affected wildlife and caused establishments to shut down their beachfront facilities.

Both vessels have been impounded pending investigation. DAJ/Expat Media

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