The remnants of a wooden ship weighing over 90 tonnes were successfully recovered in record time.
Sumayya Saad, Staff Reporter
The remnants of a wooden ship weighing over 90 tonnes were successfully recovered in record time after it had sunk in Dubai Creek, said Engineer Abdul Majeed Saifai, Director of Waste Management at Dubai Municipality.
"A team of 26 workers including 6 supervisors representing all the parties involved in the operation participated in the recovery process of the abandoned floating restaurant in the Riqqat Al Buteen area," he added.
"After identifying the location of the sunken ship and the starting date of the salvage process, an emergency team of the Coastal Zone & Inland Waterways took all the necessary on-site precautionary measures and public safety requirements in co-ordination with the people concerned at the Dubai Police and Roads and Transport Authority," he said.
"The team began cordoning off the site to curb the spread of the waste in the creek as a preliminary measure and then they started the ship flotation process by lifting the ship through giant cranes and taking it out to the sea berth for transport to the recycling site," he added.
"As for the remnants of the sunken ship, the emergency team sought the assistance of the Dubai Voluntary Diving Team to get the remnants out on the sea berth, using cranes, open trucks, boats and other tools including shovels and buoyancy balloons," he said.
Saifai pointed out that since the beginning of this year, Dubai Municipality cadres were able to recover 13 sunken vessels and curb the spread of hazardous waste including leaked oil, algae, dead fish etc.
Rescuers scrambled Monday to reach as many as 34 people trapped below the deck of a burning commercial scuba-dive boat off the coast of California, US Coast Guard officials said. Many were feared dead.
Boat crews on nearby vessels recovered the bodies of two children and have rescued 19 people from choppy waters, said Emi Frizer, a local Search and Rescue Agency official. Rescuers were searching for the seven others reported as still missing on Monday.
According to the details, a boat with at least 20 tourists, including children, on board drowned in Raghagan Dam when it went to deep water on a recreational trip. Soon after the tragic accident, two lifeboats carrying seven rescue personnel on board also sunk in the dam...
This was during her visit to a Hot Burger outlet in Santa Cruz de la Sierra on Sunday, one of her favorite food chains, where she got scared at seeing a human finer in her meal.
Upon his arrival at the Zayed Center for Research in Rare Diseases Mohamed was received by Sajid Javid, Minister of Health and Social Affairs, Nazim Al Zahawi, British Minister of Education, Matthew Shaw, CEO of Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Professor Rosalind Smith, Director of the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health at University College London.
British government on Friday decided to take Pakistan and some other countries off its "red list" for international travel after almost five months, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said.
A brotherly meeting brings together Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, and UAE’s National Security Adviser Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the Red Sea.