As part of its ongoing efforts to develop a safe and lasting maritime market in Dubai and establish a world-class maritime community according to the objectives of the Maritime Sector Strategy (MSS), the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has actually provided a new tactical effort through a new round to control the web traffic in Dubai Water Canal. The DMCA said the circular seeks to attain maritime safety and security, risk-free navigating, and highest possible functional efficiency within Dubai's territorial waters.
Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, said: "The step shows the Authority's commitment to implement ideal maritime methods and enhance the functional effectiveness of Dubai Water Canal, a vital project that aims to put the emirate on the global maritime map and sustain the government's initiatives to promote local maritime safety and security."
Ali added: "The DMCA is continually establishing thorough and integrated approaches in accordance with its desires to build a dynamic, risk-free, and comprehensive maritime community. We likewise look for to raise the local sector's global competitiveness to draw in regional and worldwide investors to Dubai."
The circular gives new rules to regulate the navigation tasks in the canal. It purely restricts the entrance of jet skis, angling watercrafts, and commercial dhows, while other vessels could freely navigate in the waters with specific limitations. Vessels entering the canal needs to not go beyond 35 meters in length and seven meters in height. The maximum speed enabled is 7 knots, while the optimum draft is 2.5 meters. The round likewise specifies that no craft will certainly be permitted to dock in Roadway and Transport Authority (RTA) terminals or any type of marina inside the canal without previous permission from the RTA.
Captain Khamis Weld Ghumail, Director of Maritime Traffic Administration, Dubai Maritime City Aurhority, said: "The new circular goals to enhance the local maritime industry, enhance its operational effectiveness and security, and make sure secure navigating in Dubai rivers. The DMCA is committed to establishing incorporated regulatory frameworks to ensure secure navigation within a lasting marine setting according to MSS's purposes to earn the emirate among the world's leading maritime capitals."
The DMCA underscored the importance of following the highest maritime practices to guarantee maritime safety and security, risk-free navigation, and functional performance within Dubai's territorial waters.