Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Dubai Maritime City Authority launches Safety of Life at Sea campaign in collaboration with Dubai Customs  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 29/12/2013

No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


 


(MENAFN Press) The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai's maritime sector, recently organized a safety campaign “ 'Safety of Life at Sea' “ in collaboration with Dubai Creek Customs to spread awareness among operators of commercial wooden dhows (boats) operating in Dubai Creek. This initiative is in line with DMCA's strategy of adopting the best maritime practices to create a safe and sustainable marine environment that supports government efforts to establish Dubai as a global leading maritime hub.

The Safety of Life at Sea campaign, which aims to maintain a high level of marine safety and adopt best practices in this field, was held for five days in November and two days in December. The awareness drive discussed the importance of having safety equipments such as lifejackets, lifebuoys, handheld, smoke and parachute flares; and life rafts on commercial vessels as well as their appropriate use and storage. It also emphasized on the significance of having a Hydrostatic Release Unit (HRU) onboard. HRU allows a life raft to launch automatically if there is no time for crew to launch it manually.

Captain Khamis Weld Gmeel, Senior Manager, Marine Traffic Operations, Dubai Maritime City Authority, said: "Dubai enjoys a leading position as a global maritime hub that attracts different commercial marine vessels. Commercial wooden dhows are the mainstay of Dubai's maritime culture, which has led us to launch this initiative in addition to other awareness campaigns that reduce accidents. Our latest campaign is a further addition to several successful awareness and regulatory drives launched over the past year. We expect the 'Safety of Life at Sea' campaign to further enhance the safety of seafarers as they abide by proper precautionary measures."

"DMCA has always adopted international best practices to minimize fatalities as well as limit the water-polluting activities of sea vessels. DMCA will continue to play a key role to develop and regulate the emirate's maritime operation to create a vibrant and safe maritime environment that is aligned with the vision and directives of our wise leadership," concluded Weld Gmeel.

The 'Safety of Life at Sea' campaign highlighted the importance of the stability and safety of ships during cargo operations and the entrance and exit of ports. The drive enlightened operators about proper ways to stow and secure cargo to prevent their shifting during bad weather conditions. It also highlighted the duty of the captain to arrange for an appropriate and effective watch of the ship safely moored or anchored at port, even under normal circumstances, to ensure safety. The vessel operators were also trained on how to act and whom to contact in case of fire in Al Khor. They were informed about the restricted zones in Dubai's waters and the purpose of buoyage marking as a safety measure.


About Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA)
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA)

 






  MENA News Headlines


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country
Marketwatch News
UPI News
Comtex News

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help