DMCA issues logbook to record regional vessel ops
Dubai, January 26, 2013
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has recently issued a cruise logbook to be distributed among all Dubai-based floating restaurants to record all their vessel operations, as part of its commitment to ensure and maintain highest levels of marine safety.
DMCA is the government authority charged with regulating, co-ordinating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector in the emirate.
Designed to record all maritime operations, the logbook serves as a step forward to promote maritime safety across Dubai’s waters while facilitating vessel inspections and surveys in compliance with the best international standards.
The cruise logbook is a standardized record book that urges floating restaurant businesses in Dubai to record all their vessel operations for later use as a unified source of documented information which will be of great benefit to marine operators to improve their management and technical competencies while offering advanced, high-quality services that meet maritime safety and security standards.
Amer Ali, the executive director of DMCA said: "The maritime industry is seeing significant progress as Dubai proves to be one of the world’s leading destinations for tourists, businessmen and investors who are willing to tap into the many investment opportunities available across all industries, particularly maritime tourism."
"It is important to continue our efforts to develop a clear scheme for regulation of Dubai-based maritime businesses including floating restaurants, thus contributing to better environmental protection and maritime safety in accordance with the highest international standards and best practices," he added.
Ali Al Daboos, the executive director of operations, DMCA, said the new cruise logbook complements the authority’s series of successful initiatives and regulations launched in 2012, which reflect the industry’s strategy to develop and regulate maritime operations to ultimately establish a vibrant and safe maritime environment.
"We advise all marine businesses to record their operations and make accurate entries, as a specialized team from DMCA will look into the content of every logbook to maintain accuracy and reliability of information which will serve as an integrated reference to ensure utmost safety, quality and excellence," he added.-TradeArabia News Service