DMCA Readies for International Boat Show

Photo: Dubai Maritime City Authority

By Aiswarya Lakshmi

As part of its role as the government entity
supporting Dubai International Boat Show 2017, the Dubai Maritime
City Authority (DMCA) is taking all the necessary measures to
ensure the issuance of marine licenses to boats visiting and
participating in the 25th edition of the Middle East's biggest
maritime event taking place at the Dubai International Marine
Club, Mina Seyahi from February 28 to March 4,
2017.

The Authority is issuing marine licenses valid for three months
and renewable onwards which authorize crafts to sail and dock in
the territorial waters of the Emirate of Dubai, in line with its
commitment to providing an integrated package of marine licensing
services specifically for the upcoming show to ensure maritime
safety and operational efficiency along the coast of Dubai.

The decision to issue the licenses is in line with the DMCA's
efforts to provide an integrated package of marine licenses
through a unified platform for completing tests for getting
mandatory marine driving licenses and for processing all marine
licenses quickly and easily.

A qualified team from the DMCA will ensure the compliance of
applicants with technical specifications and regulations on
maritime safety and local environmental requirements as well as
international standards as part of efforts to create a safe,
integrated and sustainable maritime sector.

Ali Al Daboos, Executive Director for Operations, DMCA, said: "We
are issuing the marine licenses to participating and visiting
yachts in line with our commitment at the DMCA to support
national efforts towards consolidating Dubai's leadership as a
destination for major international marine events."

Daboos added: "We constantly emphasize the importance of marine
licenses as key to ensuring maritime operations are well-managed
in accordance with the highest professional standards and the
best local and international safety and environmental practices."

The Dubai Maritime City Authority will showcase its comprehensive
and innovative portfolio of smart applications and services
developed to ensure the happiness of customers during Dubai
International Boat Show 2017, where it will extend and promote
support for the Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy - a key pillar for
raising the confidence of regional and international investors in
the competitive elements of the local marine environment.

Visitors will also have the chance to get a free copy of the
Maritime Safety Guidebook, an introductory reference manual of
the best practices for the operators of recreational marine
crafts in Dubai which is available in Arabic and English.

Adel Kalanter, Director for Registration and Licensing, DMCA,
commented: "Maritime license services are in huge demand and draw
confidence from those concerned with maritime affairs locally,
regionally and internationally. We thus continue to develop and
facilitate effective processes for their issuance as we believe
they are vital to enhancing the efficiency, competitiveness,
performance and safety of Dubai's maritime sector and elevating
Dubai to the ranks of the world's most prominent maritime and
logistics centers marked by sophistication, comprehensiveness and
competitiveness."

"We are committed to provide all the necessary means to help
Dubai International Boat Show 2017 reach new levels of
international boating excellence and leadership through the
provision of better services that live up to the aspirations of
maritime leisure pioneers and water sports fans," Adel concluded.

Feb 25, 2017

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