'Investigation revealed there is a great lack in safety procedures': PM on Aqaba port incident

Jordan

Published: 2022-07-03 16:09

Last Updated: 2022-08-15 16:18


'Investigation revealed there is a great lack in safety procedures': PM on Aqaba port incident
'Investigation revealed there is a great lack in safety procedures': PM on Aqaba port incident

Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh said Sunday that the investigation team in the Aqaba incident prepared a report that includes a set of procedures, including the termination of services of the Director General of the Ports Management and Operations Company, a number of officials in the company and the Director General of the Maritime Authority.

Khasawneh added that the Aqaba incident report has been referred to the Public Prosecution.

“The investigation proved that there is a great lack in safety procedures and in dealing with hazardous materials in the port of Aqaba, which cannot be tolerated,” he stressed.

He added, “We have fully committed to the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the Aqaba incident, and we will announce its results today with full transparency.”

Khasawneh noted that the response of the government and all institutions to the Aqaba incident was immediate and extremely professional, and it greatly mitigated the effects of the accident and its repercussions on the safety of citizens and those in the city of Aqaba.