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Colonel Saeed Al Madhani, Director of Ports Police Station in Dubai, confirmed that police will intensify its security presence on the beaches with drones and patrols of maritime security teams, and bicycles, motorcycles, cars during the Eid Al Adha holidays.
This is to enhance the security and safety, and ensure compliance with public safety instructions and requirements to combat the coronavirus.
Colonel Al Madhani indicated that the Ports Police Station will use the drone aircraft to secure the beaches to ensure public safety requirements, calling on community members to adhere to precautionary measures when heading to the beaches, and to maintain physical distance and prevent gatherings and wear face masks.
Failure to comply to these instruction will lead to legal procedures.
Colonel Al Madhani emphasized the high readiness of maritime security patrols in securing maritime navigation and monitoring violators, and the readiness of maritime rescue patrols in dealing with emergency marine accidents and responding to them in the shortest possible time.
Dubai Police Chief Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri stressed that the police are working for the happiness, security and safety of the community members during the Eid vacation.
Colonel Al Madhani instructed the fishermen to activate (sail safely) in the smart application of Dubai Police, in order to ensure rapid response to them in emergency cases, and to call the number 999 in the event of an emergency, urged them to check the weather before going to the sea.
Lt. Col. Ali Abdullah Al Qassib Al Naqbi, head of the Maritime Rescue division, explained that there are 9 centres of maritime rescue to deal with emergency cases in Dubai during the Eid vacation, including divers as well as boats, water bikes and bicycles with their crews, all ready to serve under al circumstances.
He pointed out that there are 3 patrols in the Hatta region to deal with emergency cases, two maritime patrols in the Hamriyah area, 3 in the Deira Port area, two in Dubai Creek, one patrol in the floating bridge and water channel area, two patrols in the first Jumeirah area, and two patrols in the second Jumeirah, and two in the third Jumeirah area, and one patrol in the Ain Dubai area and a patrol in the JBR, indicating that all patrols are ready to deal with any emergency with qualified personnel.
Lieutenant Colonel Al Naqbi called that members of the public heading to Lake Hatta Dam and all dams and valleys to the necessity to follow the requirements of public safety and be careful and cautious of water slides, and adhere to the instructions of rescuers and conditions, wishing everyone safety and a happy vacation.
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