Dubai: The Dubai Maritime City Authority has allowed resumption of crew changing across all ports and anchorage areas in Dubai. This is done provided that the COVID-19 guidelines and requirements set by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) are observed.
This is in line with the DMCA's commitment to provide all means required to ensure the full return of the local maritime sector to its normal pace. As per the DMCA's new resolution, all agents are required to coordinate with the DMCA and other competent UAE authorities to ensure the quick processing of crew transfers from ships to airports and vice versa.
All agents are urged to undergo the required medical examinations in compliance with the preventive procedures and guidelines for the COVID 19 virus to preserve the health and safety of both ship crew and relevant personnel.
Mohammad Al Bastaki, Director – Marine Anchorage Operations Department, said: "For our part, we will continue to work closely with our strategic partners in ports and airports and other relevant government entities to ensure that the procedures are carried out smoothly, efficiently and securely while protecting and maintaining public health and safety.”