Following several drowning incident including a recent tragedy in Meragang Beach, the public is advised to be cautious especially when swimming during rip current. Towards providing precise information on rip currents and its safety measures, the Ministry of Development and the Ministry of Home Affairs in cooperation of Beach Bunch as task force committee for beach safety continue to carry out various efforts. Among the efforts include the installation of rip currents safety signs at several beach and coastal areas.
The signs installation was held yesterday morning at Meragang beach and Tanjong Batu Beach in Muara. The signs displayed on rip currents information, safety reminders and tips. It is also equipped with emergency contact numbers- 991 for Ambulance, Police at 993 and the Fire and Rescue Department at 995.
For emergency incident, the signs for life ring as well as life ring with rope were installed to ensure the public safety at beach. Meanwhile, members of the public in an interview with RTB hoped that the installation of signage can create awareness on safety issues.
Source: Radio Television Brunei