Lives of the nine others staffers of the vessel were saved. There were total 13 sailors on the boat. The boat had carried the supplies of about 13, 000 metric tones.
One of the sailors, Naseer, while talking to a private Pakistani news channel (Geo News) said that there were 13 sailors on the board, seven of them including captain of the ferry, Fateh Mohammad, dead as the ferry caught fire, abruptly.
He said that Indian boat Al-Umer helped us and saved the lives of nine. He said their boat was technically okay and they were heading toward Somalia from Sharja.
Naseer said that the launch has completely destroyed.