2013-10-02 11:26:11 - DMCA officials meet international salvage professionals and regulators to discuss policies and best practices to enhance maritime safety
October 2, 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 announced that it sent a high-level delegation to attend the National Maritime Salvage conference & expo that was held recently in Virginia, United States. DMCA’s participation in the event follows the hugely successful “Maritime Places of Refuge” forum it organised last year in line with its ongoing efforts to enhance maritime safety, security and environmental compliance.
The DMCA delegation at the National Maritime Salvage conference included Ali Al Daboos, Executive Director – Operations, Khalid Meftah, Director – Maritime Corporate Development, and Mohammad Al Bastaki, Director – Maritime Operations. The
three-day event, which discussed in length the various aspects of salvage, wreck removal, firefighting and environmental response, served as the perfect platform for DMCA officials to meet international salvage professionals and regulators to discuss policies and response practices related to oil spills, collisions and fires.
Commenting on DMCA’s participation, Ali Al Daboos said, “Maritime salvage is an area that we have been extensively focusing on in recent years, which made it imperative for us to take part in this highly-regarded conference in Virginia and share international best practices with industry professionals from around the world. This was also a perfect follow up to the Maritime Places of Refuge forum we organised last year to highlight the lessons learned from various high-profile maritime disasters globally and create a unified and more effective approach in dealing with such incidents.”
The National Maritime Salvage conference & expo featured a series of panel discussions on topics ranging from environmental salvage and incident management to salvage & wreck removal operations and salvage contracting, compensation & arbitration. The event, which opened with a keynote address by Duncan D. Hunter, House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, also saw the involvement of several high-profile delegates who took part in the various panel discussions.