DMCA marine craft, licences increase - GulfToday

DMCA marine craft, licences increase

Dubai-Maritime

Strong performance shows high confidence by the international community in Dubai for its safe, renewable, competitive, sustainable and attractive marine environment.

Business Bureau, Gulf Today

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has revealed excellent performance in 2018, posting remarkable growth in marine licensing within its territorial waters. The DMCA announced an 18 per cent increase in the application of marine driving licences as compared to 2017 and a 13 per cent increase in applications received for marine craft crew licenses, also during the same period.

The strong performance demonstrates the high confidence placed by the international community on Dubai for its safe, renewable, competitive, sustainable and attractive marine environment. The increased numbers can also be attributed to DMCA’s continuing efforts to upgrade maritime licensing services as an integrated regulatory framework to ensure the integration of maritime safety, safe navigation and operational efficiencies along the coast of the emirate.

Amer Ali, Executive Director, DMCA, pointed out that the growth of the maritime licensing activities of the authority affirms their success in ensuring that the highest standards of competence, professionalism and professionalism are met in the licensing of crews and marine vessels alike. He also explained that the growth also represents an advanced step towards upgrading the components of the local maritime sector in compliance with innovation, sustainability and inclusiveness.

Ali said, “We affirm our commitment towards ensuring smooth maritime licensing procedures, which serves as a key element in ensuring the strategic management of maritime operations - in line with the highest standards of occupational safety, best environmental practices and local and international decisions.”