Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has announced it is strengthening its bunkering fleet in Dubai waters. The Authority has increased the number of licensed vessels to 12 ships, in conjunction with moves to resume maritime operations in Dubai’s anchorage areas, including ship repair and maintenance.
Strengthening of the bunkering fleet reflects DMCA’s commitment to the growth and development of the marine segment and ensuring the continuous supply of ships with fuel without interruption, especially in view of the ongoing preparations to receive regional and international tourists coming to Dubai.
Eng. Mohammad Al Bastaki, Director – Marine Anchorage Operations Department, said, “Strengthening the bunkering fleets represents a quality focused addition to the efforts aimed at providing guarantees for the return of momentum to the local marine sector.”
He pointed out that the return of maritime operations in the landing areas for the ships strengthens confidence and offers a positive outlook. Al Bastaki added, “We look forward to providing the necessary support for all services offered in Dubai anchorage areas to ensure the return of maritime operations with strong momentum.”
According to DMCA, the decision to resume maritime activity across Dubai’s anchorage areas will enable ships based in the emirate’s territorial waters to have access to a range of services, including maintenance, repair and refuelling, subject to obtaining the proper permits from the DMCA and other relevant authorities.