Rescue boat for emergencies

ABU DHABI — Captain Abdullah Awad of the Public Emergency and Safety Wing at Abu Dhabi Police, has designed a boat for marine rescue operations.

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Published: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 9:01 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:09 AM

The specially-made boat will provide medical care to those injured in sea accidents or natural disasters onshore.

Awad said that he was prompted to design the rescue boat by the growing alerts coming to the rescue and emergency units about accidents taking places in rough waters and rescuers facing difficulty in reaching out to survivors.

“The mobile marine hospital is now being equipped accordingly. Apart from the captain of the boat and his crew, the boat’s rescue team will consist of an emergency specialist doctor, two paramedics and two divers,” he explained.

All members of the medical team are nationals who have undergone training in some European capitals. The boat can accommodate four injured persons who are given first aid until they reach the hospital.

Meanwhile, Brigadier Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director of Central Operation, Abu Dhabi Police, said, “The sea-borne ambulance is one of the new projects being undertaken for the first time in the Middle East. The sailing ambulance will be put on trial run first and will be deployed all over the country after it is found successful.”

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