Dubai: Dubai government departments will be provided boats for performing any task that requires their presence in the waters of Dubai at any time, officials announced on Tuesday.
Under the directives of Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Border Security Council, the Maritime Navigation Regulation and Security Committee, in coordination with the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) at the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), launched the new service called ‘Marine Assistant’.
Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Executive Director, DMCA, said the service has been launched in line with the directives of Sheikh Mansoor to develop a system that enhances the efficiency and competitiveness of Dubai’s maritime sector.
Marine Assistant aims to establish a unified civilian entity affiliated with the DMCA, Dubai Municipality and Dubai International Marine Club. The entity will initially offer 10 boats and provide field and logistical services to enable government entities to perform their missions in the waters of the Emirate of Dubai. These missions may include inspections, marine surveys and other field operations.
Sheikh Saeed said: “The Marine Assistant service provides its services to all government departments to enhance levels of coordination between these authorities. The requesting entity can address [DMCA] directly to use the marine crafts for executing and performing tasks that require their presence in the waters of the Emirate of Dubai at any time.”
He added that the Marine Assistant service is aimed at enforcing laws, decisions and regulations and maintaining discipline in the waters of Dubai. He pointed out that the DMCA would assume the responsibility of coordinating and supervising the provision of marine crafts when needed.
The Executive Director of DMCA appreciated the continuous follow-up by Sheikh Mansoor to develop the maritime sector in Dubai according to the highest standards and international practices.