DMCA moves to organise berthing of ships in Dubai water
The Dubai Maritime City Authority is moving ahead with plans to organise anchorage areas in Dubai.
The Environment and Maritime Safety Department at DMCA has issued a circular urging all ship owners and agents to obtain authorisation from the Authority in order to anchor in designated areas.
The DMCA says the circular was received positively by ship owners and agents from different countries who reaffirmed their commitment to the decisions, regulations and legislations issued by authority.
The DMCA says it continues to create a safe and sustainable maritime environment that is able to respond effectively to market changes and emerging regional and international trends.
Abdullah Al Hayas, Senior Manager, Maritime Safety Department, DMCA, says the circular is in line with the Authority’s commitment to ensure that all types of marine crafts, including those used for commercial, tourism, sports, recreational and traditional marine purposes, comply with the highest standards of safety and environmental practices during the anchorage process.
He says the DMCA will also make sure that all concerned parties abide by local and federal regulations as well as international conventions issued by the International Maritime Organisation.