Three crew members of a cargo vessel received burn injuries after fire broke out in the engine room of a ship at Kandla port in Gujarat, India on Tuesday night (Dec 2), official sources said.

“The incident happened after the vessel with a Malta flag had emptied timber and was on its way back out of the port carrying salt,” Kandla Port Trust officials said.

The injured were rushed to Gandhidham hospital located about 12 kilometres from the port.

“Two Filipinos and a Sri Lankan were among the crew who were injured,” officials said adding that the injuries were not of a serious nature.

The traffic at the port has not been affected and the affected by the incident, sources added.