December 7, 2023
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 07 December 2023: Abu Dhabi Maritime, part of AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), in cooperation with the Integrated Transport Centre – Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi (DMT) has launched the AD Maritime Safety Campaign in Al Dhafra Region, specifically targeting school children on Delma Island.
This effort was organised in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Police General Command, Delma Police Station, the Civil Defense Authority, the National Guard Command, Al Dhafra City Municipality, the Integrated Transport Center, and the Emirates Foundation for School Education, and the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Al Dhafra Hospitals).
The campaign engaged approximately 132 students from Delma Island’s schools, ranging from sixth to eighth grades. Activities primarily took place on board the “Al Dhafra Ferry”, where the Civil Defense Authority and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Al Dhafra Hospitals) provided an interactive session on maritime safety procedures and the use of various rescue equipment. The students had the opportunity to explore the ferry’s wheelhouse and learn about its navigational tools.
Captain Saif Al Mheiri, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Maritime said: “We are grateful for the support offered by Al Dhafra Region local authorities, and their commitment to raising awareness about health and safety procedures. This initiative is aligned with Abu Dhabi Maritime’s social responsibility to educate and spread awareness among the local community about the necessity of adhering to maritime safety guidelines and instructions. We look forward to launching more campaigns that enhance the safety of our local communities.”
This campaign is part of a series of safety campaigns launched by Abu Dhabi Maritime throughout the year, focussing on numerous aspects, including heat prevention, safety on the water, and jet ski user safety.