Dubai DMCA, UK Hydrographic Office sign MoU for bilateral maritime safety

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), to expand the horizons of joint cooperation regarding enhancing aspects of maritime navigational safety in the Emirate’s waters.

The Authority seeks to enhance the efficiency of the maritime sector in Dubai by exploring all opportunities and approaches to the safety of maritime navigation, adding that the signing of MoU with the UKHO will enhance the process of joint cooperation between the two sides in the field of exchanging marine survey data and information, and updating nautical charts for the benefit of the maritime sector in general.

Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, Executive Director of DMCA praised the competence and expertise of the UK Hydrographic Office as one of the oldest houses of expertise in this field, stressing that the DMCA is looking forward to working with the concerned teams in the British Office to learn about the best methods used in the field of marine surveys.

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Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum
Executive Director DMCA

“Today, the world is moving rapidly towards a future supported by digital innovations and enhanced digital data solutions, to create a new innovative generation of marine navigation, and we at DMCA are working according to an ambitious approach to be at the forefront of this digital transformation and provide globally accredited solutions to provide marine navigation services that seafarers around the world can depend on.”

The Authority is committed to working closely with partners to make this vision a reality on the ground, in addition to exchanging the required experiences and information, as well as the development of relevant technical support between the two parties within a clear and specific timetable, and with the support of all capabilities and mechanisms.

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