Strategic partnership between DMCA and TRA to facilitate issuance of permits for wireless devices to licensed marine crafts

September 04,2013

Strategic partnership between DMCA and TRA to facilitate issuance of permits for wireless devices to licensed marine crafts

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector in Dubai, has announced that it has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) to jointly work on facilitating the issuance of permits for wireless devices to licensed marine crafts. The agreement was signed by H.E. Eng. Majid Sultan Al Mesmar, TRA Deputy Director General, and Ali Al Dabbous, Executive Director of Operations at DMCA in the presence of a number of senior officials and managers from both sides.

The two parties agreed that TRA will equip DMCA’s employees with the required technical skills to effectively handle the marine wireless devices permit applications. Further, DMCA will provide detailed data on the licensed marine crafts which are equipped with wireless devices in Dubai as well as comprehensive information about the wireless devices in terms of the name, type and serial number.

Majid Sultan Al Mesmar said: “We are pleased to cooperate with DMCA to intensify joint efforts to utilize the best expertise, knowledge and resources in order to improve the quality of marine services and update current legislations and regulations related to marine communications which is of special significance for us as this is one of the key pillars to ensure maritime safety and operational efficiency, in addition to developing the services provided to the customers. We are fully committed to work even harder to ensure that the marine wireless devices match the highest international standards in line with Dubai’s quest to become one of the leading international maritime hubs.”

 Ali Al Dabbous said: “The strategic partnership with TRA is an important step that complements our many achievements in organizing, developing and promoting the maritime sector through implementing legislative and regulatory frameworks, aiming to create an attractive environment for marine industry leaders from all over the world while enhancing maritime safety and environmental security in line with the efforts to develop a vibrant and safe maritime environment. The issuance of permits for wireless devices for licensed marine crafts in Dubai will play a vital role in further upgrading the maritime licensing services in line with best practices to strengthen Dubai’s position as a leading maritime center at the regional and international levels.”

Al Dabbous added: “We look forward to building a successful strategic partnership by utilizing the available expertise and capabilities to facilitate the issuance of permits for wireless devices to the licensed crafts, in a move that aims to enhance the quality of services provided to local, regional and international customers.”