The visit comes as part of Abu Dhabi Ports’ campaign to raise awareness of marine safety and in line with its CSR initiatives in the neighbouring communities of Al Dhafra region.
This ongoing campaign is targeting school students through conducting interactive awareness lectures and activities with the aim to educate and train them on the importance of complying with maritime safety procedures.
The main objective of the campaign is to demonstrate Abu Dhabi Ports’ commitment to promote best practices that ensure the safety, security, and wellbeing of everyone using the services in the ports.
Abu Dhabi Ports delegation was welcomed by members of the school administration and students. The delegation form the Marine Safety department at SAFEEN, Abu Dhabi Marine Services – SAFEEN, the operating arm of ferries crossing to Delma Island, gave a presentation to increase awareness among students of ways to prevent various kinds of dangers ship passengers might encounter. Demonstrated proper ways to use lifejackets and follow safety procedures, SAFEEN delegation was keen to ensure students that the safety of passengers is among the top priorities of SAFEEN.
The students watched a number of relevant photos on the subject to raise their awareness of marine services and educate them on the aspects of Marine safety. Competitions were held at Delma school theatre to highlight that purpose.
“School visits are part of our CSR commitment towards the communities around our ports. We are eager to educate the students and raise their safety awareness about using our port’s facilities. Our visit to Delma Elementary School in Al Dhafra Region aims to educate students of the concept of marine safety and highlight the importance of following proper safety procedures to avoid any dangers. It is important to provide students with guidance for conducting a drill regimen and to educate them on the procedures they should follow in case of emergencies. The safety of our sons and daughters is of utmost importance to us” said Maktoum Al Houqani, Chief Marine Services Officer, at SAFEEN.
At the end of the visit, Abu Dhabi Marine Service – SAFEEN delegation distributed life vests to the students. The visit was favourably received by the students who were eager to learn more about marine safety.
Abu Dhabi Ports has five ports in Al Dafra region; Marfa, Delma, Al Sila, Mugharraq and Sir Bani Yas. As part of its remit as master developer of the non-oil and gas maritime assets in the emirate, Abu Dhabi Ports is leading a program of investment in each area designed to boost local industries and support the port communities.