DMCA lauds marine driver’s license recipients
Dubai, September 16, 2013
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector in the emirate, recently honoured the first 20 recipients of the marine driver’s license.
The move aims to encourage the society to adhere to best practices that promote safe navigation and maritime safety in Dubai. The recipients were recognised at a special ceremony held at DMCA’s headquarters.
DMCA has started issuing the Marine Craft Driving License for crew on personal, business, sports, tourism and recreational marine craft.
Amer Ali, executive director, said: “The marine driver’s license is part of the regulations that adhere to international standards and local requirements for the development of the maritime sector in Dubai and to ensure the maximum levels of maritime safety and environmental security, as well as the application of best marine practices in accordance with international standards.”
According to the licensing of marine craft resolution, all applicants must be medically fit and have the theoretical and practical knowledge and expertise to drive light marine vessels, abras and leisure crafts.
Crew members on commercial and traditional wooden dhows must be completely familiar with the marine radar and communication systems and navigation maps, in addition to being able to use the various equipments for safety, first-aid, public safety, fire-fighting and water pollution. - TradeArabia News Service