Fire put out on boat in Dubai

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Emergency response teams were quick to put out a fire that broke out on a boat docked in Dubai's Umm Suqeim marina.

The blaze was tackled by the Maritime Rescue Unit at the Dubai Ports Police Station, in cooperation with the Civil Defence.

Their quick response prevented the fire from spreading to nearby boats and causing injury.

"The officers rushed to the scene and immediately pulled the boat away from the docked boats in the Marina," said Lt. Col. Ali Abdullah Al Qaseeb Al Naqbi, Director of the Maritime Rescue Unit.

He urged boat owners to ensure the availability of proper safety equipment and also reminded them to download the Dubai Police’s Sail Safely app, which helps identify hazards, send distress requests (SOS) and facilitate rapid emergency response.

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