DMCA launches marine craft licensing service

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) on Wednesday announced the launch of the marine craft licensing service in Dubai at a news conference.

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Published: Thu 26 Sep 2013, 10:55 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 8:25 PM

The first-of-its-kind launch complements the 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.

This move is set to create a secure and vibrant maritime industry in line with the Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy (MSS) aimed at developing, regulating and promoting the industry to ultimately position Dubai as a first-class international maritime hub.

DMCA further revealed that 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 the coastline. The service enables marine craft owners to complete the licensing process through a single point agency — DMCA — instead of having to visit several authorities, making the process easier, simpler and faster.

Amer Ali, executive director, Dubai Maritime City Authority, said: “The implementation mechanism of marine craft licensing in regional waters which is in line with the Implementing Regulations is of particular importance to the Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy, which is aimed at positioning the industry as a key contributor to excellence and leadership, as per the wise vision of our government.”

“Unveiling an integrated package of industry licensing services underlines DMCA’s approach to launch advanced maritime initiatives that are poised to lay down solid foundations to boost the industry’s competitiveness,” Ali added.

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