Dubai: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has carried out 1,375 inspections in marine transport activities during the first six months of this year, resulting in 98 offence tickets.

Inspections covered abras, water taxi, water bus, ferry, safety equipment operators and passengers.

The most frequent offence was the failure to produce an abra driving permit upon request, and the collection of abra fare in transit. 81 offences were related to the abra, compared with 69 similar offences recorded during the same period last year. Offence tickets issued to passengers reached 17, though the figure was zero during the same period last year.

The campaigns covered several marine transport spots such as Jebel Ali, Marina Terrace, Marina Walk, Global Village, Al Mamzar, Baniyas, Al Sabkha, Rashid Port, Al Seef, Dubai Design District and Jumeirah Open Beach.