Dubai Ports Station carries out 55 missions since January 2022. Maritime rescue units have also attended to 25 marine accidents.
24 August 2022, 12:00 AM
30 September 2022, 12:00 AM
The Dubai Police maritime rescue units have attended to 25 marine accidents and conducted 55 maritime operations since the beginning of 2022, the acting director of Ports Police Station in Dubai revealed.
According to Lt Col Al Naqbi, Dubai Police have also identified several points around where joint patrols from the Maritime Security Section, Maritime Rescue Section and Beaches Security Section are stationed with divers, rescuers and rescue boats to ensure a rapid and swift response.
Lt Col Al Naqbi urged beachgoers to adhere to safety warnings and comply with advisories related to maritime currents.
"When the flag was red, it is not allowed to swim due to rough sea conditions and high waves. People should follow safety instructions," he added.
"It is crucial for beachgoers to stay within the designated boundaries while swimming which translated to 300-500 meters, to prevent being caught in sea currents in unstable weather, and to avoid accidents with boats and jet skis," he continued.