Fire safety on inland waterways, ships stressed
A day-long workshop on fire safety of inland waterways and ships was held in the capital on Thursday at the Sundarban-16 launch at Dhaka Sadarghat.
It was inaugurated by Director General of Department of Shipping Commodore Mohammad Maksud Alam.
"If a boat catches fire, the amount of damage is very high as most of the merchant ship's equipment are imported from abroad, which is very expensive," said Director General M Maksud Alam.
He also said if the ship operators are informed about the fire safety protocols of the ship, it is possible to reduce the amount of damage very easily.
Urging the ship operators to share their practical experience, he said these practical experiences will help take effective steps regarding the fire safety of ships.
Chief engineer and surveyor Monjurul Kabir Monjurul Kabir was present as special guest while Dhaka river Port in-charge Engineer Md Sirajul Islam presented an article on fire safety of ships as the chief instructor in the workshop.