Ports conducted a training exercise include the bombing of a truck bomb default port stronghold

Sunday 27 December 2015

Alsumaria News / Basra
General Company for Ports of Iraq, which is based in the province of Basra, announced Sunday, a first field training exercise aimed at creating safety teams and firefighters to deal with terrorist attacks targeting the commercial ports.

The director of the Department of Information and Public Relations in the company Tigers Abdel Moneim net an interview with Alsumaria News's, said that "units of safety and fire and the International Maritime Entries in the company has emerged today in cooperation with the Directorate of Civil Defense and security forces to implement the practice field training quality in the commercial port stronghold is the first of its kind at the level of Iraqi ports, "noting that" practice summed up the explosion of a truck bomb by default with a presence near the docks, resulting in damage to another truck nearby, and the outbreak of a fire on board the steamship Default was docked next to the sidewalk. "

Net and pointed out that "the participants in the training practice they are fast and orderly extinguished the fire and evacuate the wounded presumed after encircling the default site of the blast by a security force," adding that "the practice is aimed at raising the level of readiness and efficiency of the safety teams and firefighters in dealing with the terrorist attacks of this kind , especially since the port of Umm Qasr has seen two years of an attack similar before, and timely reaction were not at the required level. "

For his part, naval expert Kazem cup Hamami said in an interview with Alsumaria News's, "The training exercise is essential to gain the confidence of shipping the global maritime companies the ability of workers in the Iraqi ports to deal with the dangers and threats," adding that "practice their usefulness goes beyond increasing the efficiency and skills of the participants where in dealing with terrorist attacks. "

It is said that the most prominent security breach suffered by the Iraqi ports after 2003 has witnessed the port of Umm Qasr, commercial in (17 August 2013) when a truck bomb exploded type (Volvo) near the pier No. 17, which led to the injury of three truck drivers were injured and damaged a foreign vessel was docked next to the sidewalk, and the security forces succeeded during the hours of the arrest of the truck driver without declare that since the results of the investigation, but the General Company for Ports Management suggested at the time that the bombing targeted the ship specifically for the investigation of illegal commercial gain and that from the premise that the ship was docked for weeks in a row next to a secluded dock loaded with a large amount of Thai sugar is allowed to empty it a government order not to suspicion suitability for consumption, and that the insurance contract on the shipment was in force when the explosion occurred.