Abu Dhabi Police has issued a statement explaining the cause of an explosion off the coast of Yas Island on Friday.
Oxygen tankers in a fish farm approximately seven kilometers offshore exploded on Friday morning, the police force said on its official Twitter account.
There were no deaths or injuries, according to Abu Dhabi Police.
Residents of al-Saadiyat and al-Reem Islands reported on Twitter hearing a loud explosion just before 8am.
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Authorities from Abu Dhabi Civil Defense attended the site as well as police.
Oxygen is often added to water in fish farms in order to reduce stress in fish and help them acclimate to the environment.
There are numerous fish farms off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
The emirate announced a $30 million (AED 110 million) investment to build a new farm as part of a drive to increase food security in the United Arab Emirates, according to the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority.
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