Dubai steps up safety rules for floating bistros
Dubai, January 29, 2014
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently gave out cruise logbooks to all floating restaurants to unify vessel records and facilitate improved vessel inspections in line with safety initiatives across Dubai waters.
Amer Ali, executive director, DMCA, said: “The maritime sector is booming as a result of Dubai’s emergence as a leading tourist destination and, more recently, as the appointed host of Expo 2020. Investors from all over the world are interested in leveraging available opportunities across all maritime-related industries in the emirate to help raise maritime safety levels in accordance with highest international standards and best practices.”
The cruise logbook is a standardised record book that urges floating restaurant businesses in Dubai to record all their vessel operations for later use as a unified source of documented information.
They will be of great benefit to marine operators for improving management and technical competencies while offering advanced, high-quality services that meet maritime safety and security standards.
Ali Al Daboos, executive director of Operations, DMCA, said: “The cruise logbook complements DMCA’s series of initiatives and regulations that have been launched as part of the Maritime Sector Strategy (MSS) to develop, regulate and promote maritime operations to create a secure and vibrant maritime sector in Dubai.”
“A team of specialists from DMCA are committed to looking into all record contents to ensure credibility of information. The logbook is an essential, unified source that will guarantee the highest standards of safety, quality and excellence across all organizational, administrative, technical and operational processes,” Al Daboos concluded. – TradeArabia News Service