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Divers work to recover a dhow that sank in the Dubai Creek.

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Sunken dhow ship recovered from Dubai Creek

 

DUBAI – A sunken dhow, a traditional wooden ship in the UAE, has been recovered from the depths of Dubai Creek, authorities said.

The dhow was an abandoned floating restaurant in the Rigga Al Buteen area. Authorities did not reveal circumstances regarding the ship’s sinking.

Teams from Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality and Road and Transport Authority worked together to recover the ship, which weighed over 90 tonnes.

It took 26 workers to locate the ship and sending a team of divers to help bring it to the surface with the help of giant cranes and other equipment.

The recovered ship has now been taken to the recycling site, said Abdulmajeed Saifaei, director of Waste Management Department at Dubai Municipality. ICA/Expat Media


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