Dubai Maritime Authority

Mandatory Dubai Marine Craft Driving License

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The Dubai Maritime City Authority has been renamed to Dubai Maritime Authority in 2023.

The Dubai Maritime Authority is now affiliated with the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC).

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) - new Dubai Maritime Authority, the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has announced the implementation of mandatory marine craft driving license in Dubai effective January 2015.

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) - new Dubai Maritime Authority, has started implementing Resolution No. 2 of 2013 for Marine Craft Driving License as part of the efforts to regulate local maritime sector. The application of the resolution requires licensing for crew on personal, business, sports, tourism and recreational marine craft, including small and large-sized leisure craft, commercial marine vessels and traditional wooden dhows.

According to the resolution, it is prohibited to use any marine craft within Dubai's territorial waters unless he/she holds a certified license from Dubai Maritime Authority.

All applicants must be medically fit and have the theoretical and practical knowledge and expertise to drive light marine vessels, abras and leisure crafts. Crew members on commercial and traditional wooden dhows must be completely familiar with the marine radar and communication systems and navigation maps, in addition to being able to use the various equipments for safety, first-aid, public safety, fire fighting and water pollution.

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