The Lagos State authorities just lately revealed that it has obtained over 5,000 drones to watch the waterways in addition to search and rescue operations in a bid to guard the lives and property of its passengers.
With a day by day motion of about 70,000 passengers on waterways and a month-to-month motion of about 1.5 million in accordance with Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu — director-general of the Lagos State Emergency Administration Company (LASEMA) — travelling by water appears to be one of many quickest and best methods to get to 1’s vacation spot in time.
As stated in a report, the drones are already being related to the state Command Management Centre with Shut Circuit Tv Digital camera (CCTV) and cellular CCTV tools to extend safety.
This was made recognized on the inauguration of Marine Rescue Items in 4 Jetties that are located in Lekki, Ijegun-Egba, Ikorodu and Ilaje-Bariga of the state by Oke-Osanyintolu.
As claimed by the director-general, the procurement of the drones is to make sure the protection of lives in case of emergency on the Lagos waterways. He additional stated that heavy and light-weight tools has been bought and distributed to the models whereas jet skis, ambulance boats, rescue boats, drones for surveillance, search and rescue operations can be put in place for extra effectiveness.
In June, July, and August 2019, three boats reportedly capsized. A report says that in one of many accidents about 10 folks had been lacking whereas three folks survived the boat mishap. If finally deployed, this new improvement could also be useful in curbing comparable boat disasters on the waterways.