Seven sailors, caught in the storm after their ship capsized, have been brought to safety. A major rescue operation was launched when the vessel overturned with fierce winds in Dubai’s Palm Deira as extreme weather conditions gripped the UAE on Sunday evening.
Dubai Police said in a statement that despite bad weather conditions, high sea waves and total darkness, teams of Dubai marine rescue and the Port Police Station carried out the successful rescue mission.
It said two of the sailors had fallen into the sea after the ship capsized.
Colonel Saeed Al-Madhani, acting director of the Port Police Station, said: “Although it wasn’t equipped with advanced GPS systems, rescue teams were able to locate the ship and rescued five crew members, and they were also able to rescue another after he had been pulled away by strong waves.
“Meanwhile, they rescued the remaining crewmember with a broken leg of the nearby breakwater area,” he added.
Source Credit: Arabian Business