A senior Dubai Police representative has explained that the force signed up to the upcoming Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East (SMLME) to spread awareness about safety concerns at sea.
Following the announcement of a formal collaboration with organiser, Informa Markets. Dr. (Colonel) Hassan Suhail Thabet, Deputy Director, Dubai Ports Police Station said: “Maritime safety, security, and training are critical aspects of the industry that are essential for ensuring safe and efficient operations at sea.
“It involves various measures and procedures in order to prevent accidents and incidents such as ship collisions, groundings, and fires. Additionally, it includes the implementation of various safety regulations, procedures, and practices to ensure that all vessels and personnel operate in a secure manner. Our participation in Seatrade Maritime Logistic Middle East as its Strategic Partner is in line with our efforts to spread awareness about safety concerns at sea, and encourage secure operations in the industry.”
SMLME takes place on May 16-18, 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai Police will be the ‘Strategic Partner’ for the event, and will participate in various activities and sessions.
The collaboration between Informa Markets and Dubai Police aims to bring together industry leaders, experts, and key stakeholders dealing with maritime safety and security to discuss the latest trends and challenges in the sector.
“At our end, although we are always prepared to take prompt action anytime an incident arises on our waters, we are more hopeful that no such event takes place due to which the lives and wellbeing of our people are threatened,” added Dr (Colonel) Thabet.
“Therefore, our primary focus has always been to promote the right way of operating at sea with minimum to no risks involved. Furthermore, this event is a great platform for us to showcase our latest technologies and expertise in maritime security and training. We are looking forward to engaging with industry leaders, experts, and key stakeholders to discuss the latest trends and challenges in the sector, and accordingly, develop an industry that will progress to greater heights safely and securely.”
Emma Howell, Middle East development director, Informa Markets Maritime & Cruise portfolio commented: “For years, we, as an industry have been discussing and working on improving our digital solutions and reducing our impact on the environment. Alongside this, it is also essential to focus more on the significant subjects of maritime safety and security. Protecting our vessels, ports, and offshore facilities against unlawful acts such as piracy, smuggling, and other criminal activities is extremely important, especially when we look at the sector’s impact on the economy and its massive annual contribution of AED 90 billion.”