Proud of my team: Sheikh Hamdan praises security forces over Jebel Ali Port fire response

Photo: Dubai Media Office/Twitter
Photo: Dubai Media Office/Twitter

Dubai - The fire on board a ship at Jebel Ali Port was brought under control in 40 minutes.


Sahim Salim

Published: Thu 8 Jul 2021, 3:03 PM

Last updated: Thu 8 Jul 2021, 3:24 PM

“Proud of my team.”

This is how Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, appreciated the Emirate’s security forces for swiftly controlling a massive blaze that broke out in a ship at the Jebel Ali Port.

Sheikh Hamdan, who is also Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, posted to his Instagram stories a photo collage of multiple teams in action at the fire site.

“Proud of my team,” he captioned the story that had images of Mona Al Marri, director-general of the Government of Dubai Media Office; Lieutenant-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police; Major-General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, director-general of Dubai Civil Defence; and firefighting teams at the site.

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The fire caused by an explosion within a container on board a ship at Jebel Ali Port late on Wednesday was brought under control in 40 minutes. No casualties were reported.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, also took to Twitter to thank emergency responders and security personnel.

Sheikh Maktoum tweeted his gratitude to the Dubai Civil Defence and security forces.

He also appreciated the port authorities for resuming ship movement quickly.

Sheikh Maktoum thanked the Government of Dubai Media Office for reassuring the public after the incident.

He was referring to the fact that the media office released live updates about the incident well past midnight on Wednesday.

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