UAE: DMCA Takes Part in Dubai International Boat Show 2012
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government entity in-charge of regulating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector in Dubai, has completed extensive preparations for its participation at the Dubai International Boat Show 2012, to be held at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi, from March 13 to 17.
This comes as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance supervision of maritime activities and consolidate Dubai’s position as a pioneer in excellence, innovation and sustainability in the regional and international maritime industry.
DMCA will have an exclusive pavilion at the Dubai International Boat Show as it aims to create greater awareness about best practices and standards of maritime safety among users and operators of different marine crafts and recreational boats in Dubai.
The maritime authority will also distribute copies of a special booklet titled “Safety and Security Guidelines for Users of Jet Skis”, as part of continuing efforts to develop services, regulations and guidelines that aim to further strengthen the level of safety and help improve the maritime environment in Dubai, while enhancing the emirate’s position as a premier international maritime hub.
Furthermore, the initiative complements the continuing efforts of DMCA to raise awareness in society about the importance of using safety devices when handling jet skis and other water crafts, emphasizing the need to abide by safety instructions and laws, be familiar with the rules of usage, traffic, slip way places, areas of marine activities, and taking preventive measures to avoid accidents.
Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, said, “We always focus on raising public awareness for the safety of practitioners of different marine sports by launching awareness campaigns, participating in marine industry events and strengthening cooperation and coordination between various stakeholders in the Emirate. Promoting safety standards is of paramount importance for us.”
Ali added, “We are delighted to participate in Dubai International Boat Show, which serves as an ideal networking platform with all regional and international stakeholders and decision makers within the leisure boat and yacht sector. It allows us to discuss key maritime issues related to recreational boating. During the event we will also unveil our strategic plans that aim to create a safe and sustainable maritime environment that reinforces Dubai’s position as a leader in maritime excellence and development. We look forward to promoting safety procedures and various ways of avoiding marine accidents by following early warnings and sea guidelines.”
Source: Dubai International Boat Show, March 12, 2012