Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – 5:47 PM
Sultan bin Sulayem: – “We are working on developing, regulating and managing the maritime sector in Dubai in accordance with the highest international standards and best practices.”
– “Our goal is to create a safe and sustainable maritime sector and to improve the performance, safety and competitiveness of the maritime sector in Dubai to consolidate its position as a major maritime center in the world.”
– Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum: – “The importance of preparing an emergency plan that includes the potential risks of operating marine means remotely and how to activate them in emergency situations.”
Providing the necessary operational facilities and providing them with all modern technical equipment to ensure safe operation.
DUBAI, 15th June / WAM / Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Border Ports Security Council, the Dubai Maritime City Authority at the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation issued a decision regarding the amendment of the controls for the registration and licensing of remotely operated marine means and the requirements for their operation.
His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his continuous follow-up and directives to harness all efforts to provide the highest levels of security and safety and raise the efficiency and readiness of ports and borders in Dubai to deal professionally High with the challenges and surrounding variables, indicating that the policies and legislation issued by the Council aim to ensure the application of the best international practices and achieve the highest levels of coordination and cooperation with local and federal government agencies.
Bin Sulayem added: “The Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, through the Dubai Maritime City Authority, is keen to develop, organize and manage the maritime sector in Dubai in accordance with the highest standards and international best practices, and works according to a clear vision aimed at creating a safe and sustainable maritime sector and improving the performance, safety and competitiveness of the maritime sector in Dubai.” To consolidate its position as a major maritime center in the world.
For his part, Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Executive Director of the Dubai Maritime City Authority, indicated that the decision to register, license and operate remotely operated marine means, which aligns with the directions of the Dubai Council for the Security of Border Ports, stipulated a number of operating controls regarding marine managed means. distance; In the forefront of which is compliance with all treaties, regulations and laws issued by the International Maritime Organization regarding the outputs of the Maritime Safety Committee circular and its amendments, in addition to coordination and obtaining prior approval from the authority regarding the places and times of operation of remotely operated marine means to ensure the safety of maritime navigation within the waters of the Emirate of Dubai.
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum explained that the decision provides for the provision of an inspection report and a safety certificate from an approved technical authority that confirms the safety of operating the vehicle remotely in all normal or emergency circumstances that may lead to loss of communication and control, with the necessity to operate the marine craft in accordance with international best practices and to be guided by codes of conduct. The international operation, in addition to providing a comprehensive risk assessment report by the operator according to the nature of the work, the size of the vessel, the area of operation of the remotely piloted marine craft and its approval by the authority.
The decision included the necessity of having sufficient insurance on the means to compensate for its use or for the personal accidents or material damage it may cause, provided that the value of coverage for one accident shall not be less than 10 million dirhams, with the need to comply with all requirements and standards set by the authority on the experience and operation of unmanned marine means. from afar.
The Executive Director of the Dubai Maritime City Authority stressed the need to prepare an emergency plan that includes the potential risks of operating marine means remotely and how to activate them in emergency situations, as well as providing the necessary operational facilities and providing them with all communication and sensor devices and day and night cameras to ensure safe operation.
The new decision applies to both remotely controlled recreational marine means, marine means that are used in research, experiments and monitoring within specific geographic areas of the Authority, and means of transporting passengers or goods navigating within specific water areas and shipping lines approved by the authority, noting that the decision does not It applies to self-driving marine means, regardless of their measurements or the purpose of their use.
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Wm/ Mustafa Badr Al-Din