DMCA to handle Jet Ski registration
Dubai, August 1, 2010
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), maritime legislative and regulatory body in Dubai, will be responsible for registration and licensing of Jet Skis in the emirate starting from August 8.
This come following a decree issued by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai, regulating marine transport in Dubai.
The Jet Skis registration and licensing was previously handled by the marine department in Dubai Roads and Transport Authority.
Through its offices in Dubai Maritime City in Bur Dubai, DMCA will facilitate all Jet Ski-related transactions including registration, inspections, issuance of licence, renewal of licence, amendment of licence and cancellation of licence, said a senior official.
“With DMCA assuming maritime regulatory responsibilities in Dubai, beginning with the Jet Ski operations, we are now well on course of realising Sheikh Mohammed's vision of creating a safe, vibrant, and world-class maritime environment in Dubai,' said, Ali Al Daboos the executive director of DMCA.
To ensure a smooth transition and no inconvenience to Jet Ski users, DMCA has launched a public awareness campaign outlining the new location, required details, and working hours.
Essa Abdul Rahman Al Dossari, CEO of RTA's Public Transport Agency said it was pleased to give DMCA the opportunity to share and benefit from RTA’s expertise in the registration and licensing of Jet Skis.
'We believe that due to its expertise in the maritime industry, DMCA will certainly provide great benefits to the Jet Ski communities, and the maritime sector and national economy - as well as promote efficiency, safety, and transparency in the delivery of services to the public,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service