2013-10-09 13:36:52 - 50 marine crafts licensed in first five days of launch
October 9, 2013
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector in Dubai, has commended the strong turnout for the launch of its Marine Water Craft Licensing Services. The number of licensed marine water crafts reached a total of 50 applications within five days after the launch because of the new mechanism adopted to make the licensing process easier, simpler and faster.
The initiative is a huge success because it is designed to facilitate the licensing process for marine craft owners through a single point agency - DMCA - instead of having to visit several authorities. It represents a milestone in the maritime industry that
falls in line with Resolution No. 11 of 2013 to issue Implementing Regulations (IR) of Resolution No. 11 of 2010 for licensing of marine crafts in the emirate of Dubai.
The move is set to create a secure and vibrant maritime industry according to the Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy (MSS), which is aimed at regulating and promoting the industry to ultimately position Dubai as a first-class international maritime hub. The licensing of recreational, commercial, sports, tourism and traditional marine crafts in the regional waters represents a comprehensive regulatory framework to ensure the highest levels of maritime safety, secure navigation and operational efficiency along Dubai’s coastline.
Amer Ali, Executive Director, Dubai Maritime City Authority, said: “DMCA is keen to offer an integrated platform to provide an easy and fast way of obtaining maritime licensing, which in turn, maintains a high level of customer satisfaction for both individuals and corporate entities.
We have long been committed to developing initiatives that promote the industry’s competiveness and contribute to creating an integrated and secure maritime environment that is able to attract regional and international investors to position Dubai as a first-class international maritime hub. We strongly commend the ongoing efforts and support of our strategic partners from the local maritime sector, who have had the utmost impact in building real success stories in implementing the various aspects of Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy.”
The new service also covers the issuing of the licenses for all types of marine crafts and crew upon verifying their compliance with Dubai’s technical specifications, local maritime safety systems and environment-friendly requirements within a world-class environment that meets international standards. It further covers the issuing of relevant resolutions and regulations governing nautical activities in territorial waters, including water craft re-fuelling, diving, rescue missions and marine trans-shipment.
Ali Al Daboos, Executive Director of Operations, DMCA, said: “The number of licensed marine water crafts reached a total of 50 applications within five days after the launch because of the new mechanism adopted to make the licensing process easier, simpler and faster.”