Abu Dhabi, UAE: SAFEEN, the Middle East’s leading integrated marine services provider and subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, has launched ‘Salamty’ to raise awareness among Dalma Island students of passenger safety on ferries. It was organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Abu Dhabi Department of Transport and the General Command of Abu Dhabi Police.
Around 200 students from Dalma Island’s schools participated in the initiative which took place on board the "Al Dhafrah Ferry”, which transfers passengers between the new Dalma Port and Mugharaq Port in Al Dhafrah region. SAFEEN’s Safety and Security team, in cooperation with the ferry’s captain and crew, gave an interactive presentation on maritime safety procedures and demonstrated how to use lifesaving equipment. Students also took part in a competition to test the speed of their response when using safety equipment.
Capt. Adil Banihammad, Acting CEO of Abu Dhabi Marine Services – SAFEEN, praised the support offered by SAFEEN’s partners and their efforts to ensure increased awareness of safety procedures on passenger ferries.
He commented "Salamty is part of the role Abu Dhabi Ports plays in CSR and its unwavering commitment towards local communities. We are constantly seeking to raise awareness and enhance knowledge about maritime safety practices to ensure passenger safety. We are delighted with the remarkable participation and interest from the students and look forward to organising more safety campaigns in cooperation with our partners in the future.”
About Abu Dhabi Ports
Established in 2006, Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the Port of Fujairah, as well as the trade and logistics hub, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), in which Khalifa Port Free Trade Zoneattracts direct investments to over 100 km2 of free zone opportunities, the largest in the Middle East region.
Inaugurated on Dec 12, 2012 by President of the UAE, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan,Khalifa Port is the flagship port of Abu Dhabi Ports and is considered to be the first semi-automated container port in the region. Abu Dhabi Ports also owns 50% of Abu Dhabi Terminals, which operates and manages Khalifa Port Container Terminal with a full suite of logistics solutions to benefit trade partners and shipping lines. Abu Dhabi Ports has signed concession agreements at Khalifa Port with two of the world's largest shipping lines - COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. Abu Dhabi Ports plans to expand the current capacity at Khalifa Port from 5 million TEU (total capacity of Khalifa Port terminal 1 and CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal) to 9.1 million TEU over the next five years.
Abu Dhabi Ports’ subsidiaries include Abu Dhabi Marine Services “SAFEEN”, providing a comprehensive range of marine, navigational and ancillary quayside services as well as VTS Services and fleet maintenance in a safe, secure and efficient manner; Maqta Gateway,developer and operator of the first port community in the emirate; and Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, the first permanent cruise terminal in the region. To meet the increasing demand of cruise liners and passengers, Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach was developed, offerings cruise ship passengers a new beach destination with unmatched tourism experiences. Additionally, Abu Dhabi Ports also manages the Maritime Training Centre at Musaffah Port.
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