DMCA hosts ‘Marine Safety Awareness Campaign’ for fishermen in Dubai
Event held during UAE Maritime Week 2019 150 fishermen attend lecture and training sessions
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently concluded the ‘Fishermen safety awareness campaign’ organized to enhance the awareness of the fishing community in the emirate. The event was in line with the government’s economic diversification policy and growth agenda.
Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, said: “The recently held awareness campaign was the continuation of DMCA’s relentless efforts to ensure maritime safety in Dubai and the UAE. Dubai is a key player in the regional and global maritime industries. The fishing community is an important part of the industry and integral to the UAE’s cultural heritage.”
The latest leg of the campaign, which began in January this year, was held at the Fishermen’s Port 3 in Umm Suqeim, Dubai. A total of 150 fishermen attended the event to learn about the latest global best practices in relation to sustainability and safe navigation initiatives. During the entire campaign, DMCA already held a series of awareness lectures and training programs in Arabic and Tamil.
Mohammed Khalifa Al Huraiz, Director of Waterway Control, DMCA, said: “Our fishermen learned about the latest best maritime practices and standards to help them better manage their operations. The event’s success has further inspired us to continue our educational and awareness efforts so that we can further enrich knowledge and build capacity in the development and management of maritime operations. Our efforts are in accordance with the highest standards of maritime safety, safe navigation, and operational efficiency. The confidence of international maritime leaders in Dubai, one of the leading maritime capitals and the best shipping centers in the world, remains high.”