The nation is a globally-leading maritime hub, with more than 25,000 ships calling its ports
The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure is intensifying its efforts to ensure the safety and security of the maritime sector.
The resolution obligates ship owners and operating companies to adhere and implement the new measures. It provides a legal framework for all government agencies concerned with safety and protecting the marine environment in coordination with the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, it was revealed in a press communiqué.
“The UAE is a globally-leading maritime hub, with over 25,000 ships calling its ports. This position is supported by the country’s strategic location at the gateway to the Arabian Gulf, the largest oil reserve in the world,” stated HE Eng. Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure.
“The rights of seafarers cannot be compromised, and the UAE waters are off limits for those who do not provide them with comfortable working and living conditions,” remarked Eng. Hassan Mohamed Jumaa Al Mansoori, Undersecretary of the Infrastructure and Transport Affairs at the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.
“Therefore, the UAE has taken a proactive step by issuing this resolution, to ensure that non-compliant vessels cannot reach the country’s ports or territorial waters; eliminating the root of problem,” commented Sheikh Nasser Majid Al-Qasimi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Infrastructure and Transport at the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.