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Crash and fire in ferry carrying 50 persons simulated for mock drill

RTA, police and other entities carry out successful drill from Dubai canal station to Rashid Port

  • Personnel of RTA, police and other agencies try to put out a fire in Dubai Ferry and rescue passengers in a moImage Credit: RTA
  • RTA, Dubai Police carry out boat collision drill to step up emergency response. Courtesy RTAImage Credit:
  • RTA, Dubai Police carry out boat collision drill to step up emergency response. Courtesy RTAImage Credit:
  • RTA, Dubai Police carry out boat collision drill to step up emergency response. Courtesy RTAImage Credit:
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Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with the General HQ of Dubai Police, has carried out a drill simulating a collision between Dubai Ferry and a boat 2.5 nautical miles away from Rashid Port, triggering a fire in the rear of the ferry.

The mock drill started at the Dubai Water Canal Station in Jumeirah and extended up to Rashid Port, the RTA said in a press release.

Several entities were engaged in the mock drill including the Armed Forces, General Headquarters of Dubai Police, General Directorate of Civil Defence, Dubai Ambulance Services Corporation, DP World, Rashid Port, Dubai Maritime City Authority and a host of relevant service providers.

“The drill simulated a collision between one of RTA’s marine transit modes, Dubai Ferry with 50 persons on board, sparking flames in the rear of the ferry. It required a quick response for rescuing passengers and taking necessary actions to restore RTA’s services,” said Ahmad Hashim Behroozian, Head of RTA’s Emergency and Crisis Management Team and CEO of Licensing Agency.

“We have achieved our objectives in testing the speed of the response of the Emergency and Crisis Management Team and verifying the extent of coordination between all parties involved in the response process,” Behroozian said in the release.

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