DMCA boosts Abu Dhabi maritime ties
Dubai, June 30, 2013
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently received a high-profile delegation from the Marine Transport Division of the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi (DoT) to discuss mutual co-operation and help raise the bar on maritime performance, safety and efficiency in the UAE.
DMCA executive director Amer Ali accompanied by a number of senior officials from DMCA, welcomed the Abu Dhabi team led by Humaid Saber Al Hameli, the acting director Maritime, Marine Transport Division, DoT in Abu Dhabi, who examined the procedures for licensing of crew on personal, commercial, sports, tourist and recreational crafts, including small and large-sized pleasure craft, commercial marine vessels and traditional wooden dhows.
They further discussed the laws pertaining to the use of jet-skis in Dubai’s waters and the allocation of use and rest areas on the coastline, based on a comprehensive study on marine traffic and activity across local coasts to guarantee safe navigation.
The meeting was part of DMCA's efforts to strengthen communication and ongoing co-ordination with other local government and federal agencies, said Ali.
The meeting centered around DMCA’s major achievements in the area of new maritime regulations and legislations, including the recently issued policies regarding jet-ski and marine crew licensing in Dubai, in addition to the ongoing efforts to regulate the local maritime industry as per the best international practices and the highest standards of maritime safety, he noted.
“DMCA and the DoT’s Marine Transport Division share a common vision aimed at developing new regulations and legislations to ensure the adoption of best practices to improve the level of maritime safety and create more rewarding investment opportunities across the highly competitive maritime sector in the UAE,” added Ali.-TradeArabia News Service