Passengers Rescued After Fire Breaks Out on Yacht in Dubai

Three people were rescued from a yacht off the coast of Dubai after a fire broke out on board on Friday, January 17, officials in the UAE city said.

“A fire on a yacht near Madinat Jumeirah was brought under control,” the Dubai Civil Defence said. “Three people were safely evacuated and no one was injured in the blaze that appears to have been caused by engine failure and fuel leakage.”

The fire was in waters not far from the iconic Burj al-Arab hotel, social media posts showed. Credit: Dubai Civil Defence via Storyful