Emirates Gas joins hands with Al Hamriya Port – DP World to conduct LPG safety training for seafarers
Emirates Gas LLC (EMGAS), a subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), joined hands with Al Hamriya Port to conduct a safety training programme on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) handling and storage for seafarers in association with The Angel Appeal. Over 27 members of the seafaring community, representing different organisations and private operators, attended the programme held at Al Hamriya Port in Dubai.
Hesham Ali Mustafa, Senior Director of ENOC Gas Marketing & International Business Development and General Manager of Emirates Gas LLC, said: “We are thankful to Hamriya Port authorities and The Angel Appeal for the opportunity to conduct the safety programme for seafarers.”
“Another example of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, the event reflects our commitment to promote best practices in the safe handling and usage of LPG among all stakeholders. The programme also underlines our focus on strengthening our partnerships with governmental entities such as DP World – UAE Region, who work with us tirelessly to promote all-round safety.”
Khalifa Sultan Bin Sulaiman, Director of Hamriya Port, said: “This initiative by Al Hamriya Port highlights our commitment to promote the safety of our customers and stakeholders. The training helped the vessel crews, and in particular the dhow crew, to gain a strong understanding of the safety practices to be followed while handling LPG.”
“The LPG safety and awareness programme demonstrates our focus to promote the welfare of seafarers by providing them well-rounded knowledge on how to avoid any emergencies and to address any such situation. The comprehensive programme offered the participants deep insights into storing, handling and using LPG cylinders particularly in their vessels.”
Theresa Dommett, Strategic Relationships Manager of The Angel Appeal added: “As a voluntary organisation that works to promote the welfare of seafarers, we support a wide range of initiatives that assist them in their day-to-day work. The LPG safety and awareness workshop by EMGAS was a valuable learning experience for the participants as it provided scientific aspects of LPG handling, assisting them in upholding safe practices.”
EMGAS provides the LPG Safety Programme to various segments of society including educational institutions, hotels and worker camps throughout the year in addition to mobilising mass public safety campaigns to promote the highest standards of safety in handling and operations.
Highlighting the success of its CSR initiatives, EMGAS has won the CSR Label Award from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the fourth consecutive year. The largest supplier of LPG in the UAE, EMGAS is also the market leader in supplying a variety of LPG products and propane used in industrial, commercial establishments and residential areas.
Emirates Gas is the leading supplier of LP Gases in the UAE and is recognized as an authority and reference point in the industry. Well established for over 30 years and a preferred choice of customers, EMGAS with a large fleet of modern tankers has catered to the rapid industrialization of Dubai and ensured speedy and reliable gas service to consumers. Apart from LP Gas, EMGAS has diversified to supply Propane and Aerosol Propellants for various specialized requirements and applications and is now poised to grow in the International market. With well qualified and experienced human resources, EMGAS has been in the forefront of setting benchmarks in the industry and improving safety and operating standards of customers through training and technical assistance.