The emergency officials extinguished a fire that broke out on a dhow in Dubai Monday morning using jetskis and jetpacks.
Dubai Civil Defence officials stated that there were no injuries, noting that the fire started at 3.27 am and firefighters from the Maritime Rescue Fire Station at Port Point arrived within six minutes.
“The fire was in a wooden boat. It was a moderate fire, and nobody was injured in the incident,” a Dubai Civil Defence representative said.
Moreover, the representative pointed out that the blaze became under control by 4.15 am.
A firefighting system including a jetski and a jetpack called “Dolphin” was used to extinguish the fire.
The Dolphin is a jetpack hose used by firefighters to access blazes that are hard to reach from land.
“The field commander at the scene reported that the cooling process started at 8.44 am,” the representative said.
Meanwhile, the cause of the blaze is being investigated.
Last month, firefighters were called to another boat blaze in Dubai, as an Etihad Fire Station crew responded to the fire on a vessel moored at a port in the emirate’s Bur Dubai district.
They arrived at the scene at 9.12 am and the fire was brought under control by 10 am when cooling operations started.