Dubai Police maritime rescue patrols headed to the stranded inflatable boat and transported the duo to the shore safely.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Police Maritime Rescue Patrols have recently rescued two people stranded between rocks in the middle of the sea near Jebel Ali. According to Colonel Dr Hassan Suhail Al Suwaidi, Director of Ports Police Station, they responded to a distress call on two individuals whose rubber boat was swept off rocks by the high waves during the recent unstable weather conditions.
“The bad weather, high waves, strong currents posed serious threats to our first responders who defied the odds to rescue the distressed,” he said. Col. Al Suwaidi explained that with their careful and attentive preparedness for all types of possible scenarios, Dubai Police maritime rescue patrols headed to the stranded inflatable boat and, after several attempts, successfully transported the two individuals to the shore safely.
Dubai Police urged owners of boats, ships and yachts to take advantage of the ‘Sail Safely’ service through the smart app of Dubai Police. The ‘Sail Safely’ service via Dubai Police App tracks sea journeys, alerts users to delays during a sea trip, identifies hazards, sends distress messages directly to the Dubai Police and helps with rapid emergency responses.
‘Sail Safely’ service can track a cruise’s journey; warn users about any delays during the trip; identify hazards; send distress requests directly to the Dubai Police; facilitate rapid emergency response; determine the location of those in distress as well as the type and degree of distress severity. The service also provides users with free and easy access interactive marine maps. It also allows users to determine the emergency: drowning, collision, shortage of fuel, or boat malfunction.