The Emirates announces a decision regarding the rental of jet skis and boats
The Dubai Maritime Authority (DMA) has announced new laws and standards for companies and people that rent jet skis and other watercraft for water activities.
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On May 11, the authorities published Circular No. 13 of the Year 2023, which required all organisations renting jet skis and boats to install tracking and remote-control devices.
The newly-established authority in charge of regulating, coordinating, and supervising all areas of the emirate's maritime industry requested that companies programme the jet skis to adhere to the restricted speed zones.
Furthermore, the authorities stated that trainers must have a training certificate for the safe operation of personal watercraft suited for watersports. The Dubai Maritime Authority would issue the licence.
To avoid penalties, all businesses must comply with the new requirements by October 31, 2023.
"In the event of noncompliance with the foregoing after the deadline, the authority shall take all necessary actions in accordance with the penalties and fines," it stated.
Adopting new laws that improve the industry
The DMA has been tasked with adopting new laws that improve the industry and embrace worldwide standards, in accordance with Law No. 3 of 2023 on Dubai Maritime Authority, issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The new guideline, which takes effect on May 1, 2023, will give the DMA a clear data-driven understanding of local sea container charges and associated practises.
"As custodians of the emirate's maritime sector, we are keen to continuously develop the industry and enhance our partnership with the private sector," said Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, executive director of Dubai marine Authority.
The DMA published Directive No. 1 of 2023 on the transparency of local sea container rates in Dubai earlier this month, mandating all service providers to declare their local sea container charges to the DMA via the secure Dubai Trade Single Window Portal.
It is illegal for any service provider to raise their present sea container costs in any way. A service provider may raise its sea container prices solely to reflect new or increased authority, Port Operator, or government charges, provided that such an increase excludes any charges or amounts for their account.