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  • Discarded cigarette was the culprit

    Dubai Police have said a discarded cigarette was the cause of a fire which engulfed 38 flats at the Torch Tower in Dubai Marina in the first week of August. Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, said the cigarette butt landed......

  • Strengthening reporting and response times

    A new joint electronic platform has been set up in Wasit police station to strengthen the cooperation and emergency response times of Sharjah Police and the Sharjah Civil defence. The platform will receive reports of crime incidents and fire accidents and will also manage the......

  • Considerable step change required

    The UK Government has published terms of reference for a review that will urgently assess the effectiveness of current building and fire regulations and related compliance and enforcement issues, with a focus on multi-occupancy high-rise residential buildings. This will include addressing whether the Government’s large-scale......

  • The worst in LA’s history

    As wildfires continue to rage over several southern states in America a blaze that torched homes in Los Angeles has been labelled ‘the worst’ in city’s history. The fire started in the La Tuna canyon on the edge of America’s second largest city and spread......

  • Data centre fire protection

    Causes of data centre fires are diverse, although by far the most common are overheating and electrical faults, and specialised fire systems combining both detection and alarm and suppression control are needed to protect this vital infrastructure. Smoke spread in the building must be managed,......

  • Two high rise fires in two days

    Dubai’s nightime skies were lit up by flames for three hours after a large area of the 1,100 feet tall Torch Tower burst into flames for the second time inside three years. A fast response by the Emirate’s firefighters prevented a repeat of London’s Grenfell......

  • Protecting prestigious new ship

    The DLV 2000, built by shipyard Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd, combines S-lay, heavy lift, large deck space and accommodation, with efficient transit speed to effectively execute projects in all major oil and gas basins around the globe. Key features of the vessel include its 2,200-ton......

  • Global maritime & ports event

    For one week from the April 22sd 2018 the port of Dakar will host a celebration of the global maritime industry. The 24th Congress of the International Association of Maritime Pilots (IMPA) will at its core, discuss and explore key issues effecting all maritime pilots......

  • Olympic velodrome in flames

    The velodrome built in Rio de Janeiro to stage the cycling events at the 2016 Olympic Games has been extensively damaged by fire. The blaze was caused by a flying lantern that fell on the building which was constructed using a special pine wood imported......

  • Fire engulfs stage

    More than 22,000 people had to be evacuated from the Tomorrowland electronic musical festival near the Spanish city of Barcelona after a fire engulfed the stage. Footage of the blaze showed one side of the stage engulfed in giant flames with a shower of sparks......

  • Oil refinery shuts down

    Royal Dutch Shell has suspended the loading of oil products from its massive Pernis refinery in the Dutch port of Rotterdam after a fire caused the shut down of most of its production. Firefighters took more than six hours to bring the blaze, thought to......

  • Torch in flames again

    Dubai’s nightime skies have been lit up by flames for three hours after a large area of the 1,100 feet tall Torch Tower burst into flames for the second time inside three years. A fast response by the Emirate’s firefighters prevented a repeat of London’s......

  • Safeguarding a supercomputer

    THE UNIVERSITY OF Edinburgh is home to the most powerful supercomputer in the UK. The £43m Advanced Research Computing High End Resource (ARCHER) system is capable of more than one thousand trillion calculations every second and can carry out complex computations which provide high performance......

  • A dedicated networking platform for the Kingdom

    INTERSEC SAUDI ARABIA concluded its debut run recording 6,131 Saudi trade buyers visiting the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events during the first week of May. Held under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques......

  • Firefighting charges introduced

    Following a recent spate of fires in Sharjah’s industrial areas owners of businesses are to be charged for the cost of firefighting in their establishments. The new rule which came into force on July 1 says payment will be due when it is found that......

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