Safeen, UAE Federal Transport Authority ink MOU on maritime emergency response services

A Safeen tug (Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports/Sanmar Shipyards)

The Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime (FTA) of the United Arab Emirates has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Safeen, the marine services subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, to provide emergency response services and support maritime rescue operations across the territorial waters of the UAE.

The responsibilities will include all types of marine emergency response services including oil spill recovery, firefighting, wreck removal, salvage, rescue towing, maritime surveying, search and rescue (SAR), and a host of ancillary services.

Under the terms of the MOU, Safeen will work closely with the FTA to provide services and rapid response to emergency cases, in addition to continuously exchanging information and knowledge, and sharing resources with the FTA when requested.

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