In response to an SOS from the owner of a floating restaurant, the Dubai Police, in collaboration with the Directorate General of Civil Defence and the Dubai Municipality, rescued the boat from sinking in Dubai Creek on Friday (June 4).
A joint team from Dubai Police’s Maritime Rescue Department and Civil Defence’s Marine Fire and Rescue Department was formed soon after the police control room received a call for assistance from the restaurant’s owner, according to Colonel Dr Hassan Suhail Al Suwaidi, Director of Dubai Police’s Ports Police Station.
[IN PHOTOS] Dubai Police Rescues Sinking ‘Floating Restaurant’ in Dubai Creek
In response to the incident, fully equipped rescue boats rushed to the location where the floating restaurant was docked and sprang into action.
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“Divers from Dubai Police went under the vessel and attached the hoist rope of the crane to lift the boat while ensuring it was balanced. The Civil Defence’s team emptied the water from the vessel to reduce the weight and facilitate the salvage operation,” Lieutenant Colonel Ali Abdullah Al Naqbi, Head of the Maritime Rescue Department at Dubai Police said.
The team was able to rescue the vessel and lift it to the wharf in record time as a result of their collaborative efforts.
For his part, the Director of the Ports Police Station has urged boat owners to double-check the equipment, electronic devices, and the vessel’s body on a regular basis to ensure the safety of their vessels.