Tasneef to classify Drydocks marine fleet
DUBAI, September 1, 2014
Emirates Classification Society (Tasneef) has entered into a deal with Drydocks World, a Dubai-based maritime service provider, to provide classification and maritime surveying services to its fleet comprising 11 ships including a marine excavator.
The contract was signed in the presence of Khamis Juma Buamim, the chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World and Rashed Al Hebsi, the CEO of Tasneef.
Tasneef chief operations officer Omar Abu Omar and Drydocks World VP for Business Development and Commercial Affairs Ali El Sweedy also attended the signing ceremony.
So far, three ships (Shindagha-5, Umm Suqeem& Zabeel-4) have been thoroughly surveyed, while the rest of the fleet will be classified after confirming that it complies with all the classification rules, international regulations and UAE flag statutory requirements, said a statement from Tasneef.
Juma Buamim said the contract signifies a practical embodiment of the strategy currently followed by Drydocks World which intends to provide premium services to the maritime sector as part of its customer-centered approach.
"It contract allows ship owners to receive the national classification which helps in raising the UAE flag high above, and increasing the carrying capacity of the ships contributing to enhancing the services in the national maritime sector," he noted.
"Simultaneously, it ensures the success of Tasneef in becoming one of the world’s most prominent classification societies through providing high quality services," he added.
Al Hebsi said Tasneef was committed to providing the fleet with high quality services including classification, surveying and technical consulting in addition to, research and development services provided by experienced and high-qualified national and foreign personnel.
“We will issue the compulsory certificates that conform to international standards required to guarantee the safety of the ship’s body and engine, the safety of the crew on board and the maritime environment as a whole, according to International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea and International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships," he added.-TradeArabia News Service