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Notification on Suspension of Dragon Roller Coaster Ride

2017-06-25

At 6:24 p.m. today, the Dragon roller coaster was suspended from operation as its safety system detected an abnormality of the driving mechanism. On-site staff executed standard exiting procedures as regularly practiced and reviewed for such situations. The first guest safely exited from the ride at 6:40 p.m., and the remaining guests left swiftly without reporting any discomfort or illness by 7:05 p.m.
 
The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) was notified of the incident immediately. 
 
The safety of all Park guests has always been the number one priority of Ocean Park. All rides within Ocean Park are licensed by EMSD and complied with and go beyond all relevant regulations and guidelines required by the Government. Handled by a team of over 230 operators and mechanics, all 22 rides currently in operation are inspected on a daily basis. Periodical maintenance checks are also conducted on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis to ensure the safety of the mechanical rides. The rides are subject to annual inspections by ride-surveyors, upon which a detailed report is written and submitted to EMSD. In addition, beyond the Ordinance’s requirement, Ocean Park engages international ride safety consultants every year to review the conditions of all the rides, maintenance and operation practices, and records. Standard exiting procedures and emergency drills are conducted regularly with the involvement of EMSD and the Fire Services Department.
 
The Park also has a long established Corporate Safety Committee, internal audit programs and Enterprise Risk Management System to review all Park facilities regularly through various programs for recognition of effective and safe operations, using best practices of the Industry, as well as identifying and addressing safety improvements and incident prevention.