02/20/2012 10:44 am ET

Iran Burning Boat Video: Crew Rescued In Dramatic Footage

Dramatic footage released by Iranian state television shows nine crew members being rescued from a burning boat. In the video above, black smoke billows from the ship and flames leap into the air as a rescue boat approaches. A few crew members wearing life jackets leap from the towing vessel into the waters below, while others wait for the rescue boat to reach the edge of the ship.

WGRZ News notes that the fire started in the boat's engine room and took an hour and a half to extinguish.

According to Reuters, the team on board were delivering fuel to Bandar Abbas port in Iran. They were en route from Dubai.