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DOHA: Minister of Transport HE Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti launched two boats at Doha Port on Monday. The two vessels are the latest units to have joined Mwani Qatar's fleet of vessels.

This came on the sidelines of Day Two of MoT's ‘Sustainable Transportation and Legacy for Generations’ Conference and Exhibition, being held on Sept 17-18, at the DECC, under the patronage of Prime Minister, and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani.

Aljurula boat is a multifunctional garbage and oil spill collection vessel, to be used in cleaning the basins of Doha Port, Hamad Port, and Al Ruwais Port using the best eco-friendly practices.

The 12.6-meter-long Aljurula can collect spilled oil and garbage. Its full capacity of 25,000 liters. It can collect spilt oils in an area of 200m. Its draft is 1 meter deep.

The second boat, Alsamlah, is 32.7 meters long and will be used in the maintenance of navigational aids such as the buoys, in addition to the maintenance of commercial and tourism ports, thereby contributing to providing safer, more efficient traffic for all types of vessels in Qatari waters.

The launching of the two boars reflects MoT’s commitment to protecting the Qatari marine environment and maritime navigation safety and security. The move helps to achieve the goals of Qatar’s national plan to combat oil pollution and relevant regional and international conventions.

The launching event was attended by Deputy Chairperson of Qatar Tourism Saad bin Ali Al Kharji, Chairperson of the Permanent Committee for the Management of Maritime Ports Brig Dr Abdulhadi Mohammad Zabin Al Dosari, and several Mwani Qatar officials.

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