March 27, 2002
Tragedy at Dubai Drydocks
International news services are reporting a major disaster at Dubai Drydocks. At least 20 lives have been lost in the flooding of the yard's giant No.2 dry dock following a failure of its gate. A Sky News report says the gate had been undergoing repairs earlier in this week.
Reports say that four ships were under repair when the water flooded into the 521 m x 100 m dock, the world's largest,