DMCA Moves Forward with Maritime Safety Policy

Posted by Michelle Howard
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Amer Ali, Executive Director, Dubai Maritime City Authority.

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is proceeding with the implementation of its Maritime Safety Policy as part of the first-of-its-kind maritime sector strategy’s initiatives for developing, organizing and promoting Dubai’s maritime industry. The new policy reflects the commitment of local government authorities to providing all forms of support to consolidate Dubai’s position as a leading global maritime hub. It will promote maritime development and safety by requiring higher levels of operational performance and advanced, highly-efficient infrastructure capable of ensuring the safety of workers, passengers and visitors.

The Maritime Safety Policy comprises a set of regulations, guidelines and initiatives focusing on the three vital areas of marine vessels and cruise ships, marine operations and passengers. A key contributor to Dubai’s World Expo 2020 hosting preparations, the Policy’s series of unified standards comply with international maritime benchmarks. It serves as a foundation for supporting the national economy by attracting foreign investments to the local maritime sector and developing industry components while promoting Dubai’s regional and international maritime competitiveness.

Amer Ali, Executive Director, Dubai Maritime City Authority, said, “DMCA believes that establishing a comprehensive policy and unified guidelines for ensuring high levels of maritime safety is instrumental to achieving the ultimate objective of raising the bar in maritime activities and ensuring safe navigation. This initiative will enhance the operational performance of Dubai’s maritime sector and further boost the development of the national economy; it will facilitate meaningful maritime contributions to economic diversification via the creation of new growth opportunities.”

“The Maritime Safety Policy approved by the Dubai Executive Council’s Health and Safety Committee reflects DMCA’s commitment to establishing an integrated approach to maritime safety aimed at developing, organizing and promoting the local maritime industry. It will raise the sector’s competitiveness to expedite Dubai’s transformation into a leading international maritime hub,” he added.

Ali also noted that the ongoing economic successes of both recreational- and business-oriented maritime events have encouraged DMCA to lay down safety-related regulations and legislations to complement the ongoing efforts of government authorities and maritime-related entities to develop Dubai’s maritime infrastructures with an eye towards establishing a safe and vibrant maritime industry. He further emphasized DMCA’s commitment to sharing technical expertise and research; coordinating with local and regional partners to uplift and monitor the levels of maritime safety in Dubai; promoting the quality of local maritime services; and harnessing industry’s vital contributions to economic growth.

The Maritime Safety Policy is the result of mutual cooperation between DMCA and a number of government authorities and industry-related entities in Dubai. The latter  include DP World, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Municipality, the Roads and Transport Authority, the Department of Finance, the General Directorate of Civil Defense, Dubai Police, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Drydocks World, and Dubai Customs, among many others.

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Long Beach Picketers Not Striking -Port CEO

Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup issued a statement addressing the status of picketing truckers at the harbor, pointing out that the demonstration is not a strike.

E-Procurement Streamlined via the Cloud

Marine Procurement Solutions (MPS) has built an electronic platform that aims to enhance the purchasing cycle for the maritime industry. MPS provides software,

IMO Forum Aims to Rebuild Somalia's Maritime Sector

A three-day Stakeholders Forum will be held April 27-29 to review draft guidelines for the establishment of a Somalia Maritime Administration, coordinated and funded

Passenger Vessels

GEA UV Ballast Water Treatment

Earlier this year GEA won the first contract for equipping cruise liners with its UV ballast water treatment system, BallastMaster marineX, powered by Trojan Marinex.

IMO: Making Ferries Safer

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) domestic ferry safety conference in Manila April 24 has adopted guidelines to aid the process of reducing the mounting

EUROPA 2 Undergoes First Scheduled Docking

As part of its first scheduled docking, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ EUROPA 2 underwent technical maintenance at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg from April 11-24, 2015.   At the same time,

News

US Designates Three Marine Highway Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has designated three new Marine Highway Projects.   The Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, previously designated as the M-55 and M-35,

Long Beach Picketers Not Striking -Port CEO

Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup issued a statement addressing the status of picketing truckers at the harbor, pointing out that the demonstration is not a strike.

Baltic Index Flat on Muted Shipping Activity

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, remained flat on Monday on muted shipping activity.   The overall index,

Maritime Safety

IMO Forum Aims to Rebuild Somalia's Maritime Sector

A three-day Stakeholders Forum will be held April 27-29 to review draft guidelines for the establishment of a Somalia Maritime Administration, coordinated and funded

London P&I Club Issues Recommendations on Bauxite Cargoes

The London P&I Club has issued a list of recommendations to owners contemplating the carriage of bauxite cargoes in the wake of renewed concerns about the dangers

Shipoweners Warned to be Prepared for Migrant Rescues

The North P&I club has warned its shipowner members of the need to be properly prepared to meet their moral and legal obligations to rescue migrants at sea. In

Government Update

US Designates Three Marine Highway Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has designated three new Marine Highway Projects.   The Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, previously designated as the M-55 and M-35,

IMO Forum Aims to Rebuild Somalia's Maritime Sector

A three-day Stakeholders Forum will be held April 27-29 to review draft guidelines for the establishment of a Somalia Maritime Administration, coordinated and funded

EPA Promotes Green Initiatives at Port of Houston

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy visited the Port of Houston April 24 to highlight grants aimed at improving air quality. The port will receive about $900,

Middle East

Iran Moves Ships, Reducing Tensions Near Yemen

A flotilla of nine Iranian military and cargo ships that U.S. officials feared was carrying arms to strife-torn Yemen sailed northeast in the direction of Iran on Friday,

Rescue Ships Head for Libya, as Migrants Die Also in Balkans

British and German warships made ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramped up rescue operations in the Mediterranean after up to 900 desperate migrants

Five Minutes with Halul Offshore CEO, Vivek Seth

Last month Maritime Reporter spent some time with Vivek Seth, CEO, of Qatar-based Halul Offshore  Services Company, for his insights on the impact of low oil prices in the Middle East and beyond.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2849 sec (4 req/sec)