Abu Dhabi's Jalboot sails into Qatar International Boat Show:
Jalboot Marine Network (Jalboot), which operates Abu Dhabi’s only private scheduled passenger ferry service, has made its maiden debut at the Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) that runs in the Doha’s Mourjan Marina, Lusail City until November 14.
The company is at the show, in partnership with Qatar’s Sora Marine, to demonstrate its marine transport credentials and expand its region-wide industry network.
Commenting on their participation, Mohammed Roestali, general manager of Jalboot said, “It is a privilege to showcase the Jalboot ferry at the Qatar International Boat Show. We at Jalboot strive to set the bar in terms of maritime transportation in the region and are encouraged by the uptake of our service in Abu Dhabi since the soft launch in October. Our partnership with an esteemed company such as Sora Marine allows us to obtain great insight from top players in the maritime industry as well as expand our knowledge and network in the Middle East.”
Sora Marine, a well-established and recognised Qatari company, has a wealth of experience supporting the country’s marine and maritime industry through services, such as marine public transportation, consultation, training programmes, ship management and inspections.
The Regional Workshop on Contingency Planning for Response to Spills of Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) and Oil in the Marine Environment started on 6th September, 2015 at Officer’s Club of the General Directorate of Civil Defence.
The workshop is being organised by the Permanent Committee for Emergency (PCE), State of Qatar in co-operation with Marine Emergency Mutual Aid Centre (MEMAC) and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Representatives of the PCE and similar authorities in the Arab Gulf region are participating in the three-day workshop. The opening of the workshop was attended by Brigadier Hamad Othman Duhaimi, secretary of the PEC and a number of members of the committee.
Qatar’s high summer sea temperatures responsible for dead fish:
A spike in the number of dead fish found on Qatar’s beaches this summer is largely due to climate conditions including high sea temperatures and low levels of dissolved oxygen in the surrounding waters, marine experts have said.
Around 18 types of fish including the locally-found safi, sahri, jesh and rabib have all been affected by recent warm seas – both near the surface and at the sea-bed level, the Ministry of Environment and Qatar University (QU) said in a statement.
dead fish on Qatar beach
Specialists from the MoE‘s fisheries department and the management of environmental monitoring, as well as marine experts from Qatar University‘s Environmental Studies Center and the Ministry of Interior‘s Coasts and Borders Security Department, studied the reasons for reportedly high numbers of dead fish being found on the surface of the sea and also washing up on beaches.
Using QU’s marine research vessel Janan, the team surveyed the sea water, monitored and studied samples of dead fish and examined the physical and chemical characteristics of the sea waters at depths of seven meters, 14 meters and 29 meters, to investigate if there were any pollution issues.