DMCA, Dubai Police discuss features of ‘Local Cruise Licence System

DUBAI, The Dubai Maritime City Authority, DMCA, on Wednesday discussed the pilot launch of the “Local Cruise Ship Licence System” with Dubai Police, where it stressed the importance of the qualitative step in establishing solid foundations to promote the marine leisure sector in line with Dubai’s bid to become one of the world’s leading maritime destinations.

The new system will allow access to services using smartphones as the DMCA continues to intensify its smart transformation initiatives for easier, faster and simpler processes and procedures. It will help enhance the competitiveness of the business-friendly local maritime community and boost its status as one of the most attractive environments for maritime activities.

Major-General Pilot Ahmed Mohammed bin Thani, Acting Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, said, “I thank the DMCA for their continuous efforts to build a world-class maritime sector in Dubai in line with the vision of our leaders to cement the emirate’s leadership in all fields. The ‘Local Cruise Ship Licence System’ for recreational marine vessels will help establish a solid regulation governing these types of crafts and luxury yachts in local territorial waters. It will help facilitate faster and up-to-date services, which is an important step forward to ensure maritime safety, operational efficiency, and safe navigation. The subsequent improvements will also bolster the confidence of the international investment community in Dubai’s marine leisure sector.”

Both parties reviewed the final preparations for the launch of the new system, which will facilitate and streamline the submission, review, and decision-making procedures for local sailing requests for recreational marine vehicles.

Amer Ali, Executive Director, DMCA, said, “The system, which will be launched soon in cooperation with our partners, is laying the groundwork for excellent customer service and advanced technological innovations to serve the marine leisure sector, a vital part of the national economy. We are confident that the new initiative will be a major boost to the goal of Dubai Plan 2021 Plan to build a smart, sustainable, and connected city to keep pace with future growth.

“Its interactive and sophisticated features, as well as smart and innovative solutions, will help speed up the issuance of local sailing licences for recreational marine vessels. We hope to satisfy the requirements of all stakeholders and strengthen our programmes to make Dubai an excellent destination for marine leisure activities, ” he added.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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