Posted on January 01, 2019

The Operations Department of the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security on Monday carried out the ‘Dibel 2’ exercise in order to measure the readiness of the concerned authorities to deal with accidents at the sea, as well as to improve the coordination, training and efficiency of the participating parties.

The scenario was an operation to contain a fire and oil spill due to explosion of a maritime vessel (Dibel). A rescue operation for the injured vessel crew was also part of the exercise. The drill was conducted by the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security in cooperation with Qatar Amiri Air Force, General Directorate of Industrial Security and Qatar Petroleum.

Director General of the General Directorate of Industrial Security Lt Col Khalifa Mohammed al Attiyah said that the Dibel 2 exercise was a continuation of the joint efforts between the Directorates of the Industrial Security and the Coasts and Borders Security and other parties concerned. For his part, Assistant Director General of Coasts and Borders Security Lt Col Abdulaziz Ali al Mohannadi affirmed the success of the Dibel 2 exercise in achieving its objectives by training the participating parties to confront various accidents and maritime tasks. 

He pointed out that the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security is always ready to tackle the various incidents occurring in the maritime field, whether accidents of commercial vessels and oil tankers, confronting fishing and smuggling in Qatari waters by non-Qatari maritime vessels as well as the protection of gas and oil stations and other maritime functions. Assistant Director of Operations Department of the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security Captain Hassan Ahmed al Sulaiti, who supervises the exercise, pointed out that the exercise is being carried out for the second year in a row and its goal is to measure the readiness of the concerned authorities to deal with accidents as well as to rescue lift the drowned and injured at the sea.

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