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Renew Marine Craft License

Renew Marine Craft License

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Licensing & registering all marine crafts sailing or operating in the Emirate’s water.

To license and register marine crafts, in order to implement maritime rules and regulations, ensuring that marine crafts are constructed and manned to the acceptable standards with adequate safety requirements that will comply with the safety of the marine craft, its passengers and crew, and ensure that the marine crafts operate in an environmentally responsible manner that does not cause pollution.

  • Individuals: marine craft owners and operators including UAE nationals and expatriates residing in UAE.
  • Companies: companies and establishments with Marine activities.

  • Customer Happiness Centre – Dubai Maritime City Authority building “B”.
  • Customer Happiness Centre – Al Shindagha area – Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA) building

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The marine craft owner shall renew the marine craft license within a month as of its expiry date provided that the insurance policy shall be valid during this period. In the event of license renewal delay for more than one month, delay penalty shall be calculated from the first month and license shall be issued for a full year as of payment date of delay penalties.

Marine Craft License Renewal Stages

After satisfying all requirements, license renewal is conducted through two stages as follows:

First Stage: setting a date and conducting the technical inspection for the marine craft

  1. To provide the initial documents for marine craft license renewal.
  2. To set date and location for technical inspection.
  3. To pay the technical inspection fees according to length and type of marine craft and the technical inspection location.
  4. To perform technical inspection for the marine craft.

Required Documents:

For All Marine Crafts

  1. Filling the registration & licensing application form
  2. Presenting original Emirates ID card and copy of applicant’s passport, for UAE nationals, or original Emirates ID card, copy of passport and valid residence visa for expatriates.
  3. Copy of valid commercial license issued by the competent authorities in the emirate if the marine craft owner is a legal personality, in addition to copy of Emirates ID card, passport and valid residence visa for company owners.
  4. Copy of title deed for free hold property owners to whom the residence law is not applicable. For pleasure marine crafts only.
  5. Copy of Classification Authority Certificate for commercial marine crafts, (24) meters or more, and total weight of (150) tons or more, from any certified classification body in the country, or a technical report about the marine craft condition issued by a certified classification body in case of failing to comply with a full classification system to get the classification certificate.

Performing Technical Inspection

The marine craft owner or his assigned person shall prepare the marine craft for technical inspection by meeting all technical standards and requirements specified by DMCA and bring it to the specified technical inspection location.

  1. The marine craft shall be inspected technically in the locations specified by DMCA. Additional transportation fees shall be paid if the customer wishes for the technical inspection to be performed at his own location. If the marine craft failed to pass the technical inspection or did not abide by the set date, the customer shall pay new transportation fees if he wishes for a new technical inspection to be performed.
  2. The marine craft shall be inspected on water, except jet skis and small boats determined by DMCA which can individually be towed to the inspection location.
  3. The technical inspection certificate is valid for (30) days as of inspection date. If the marine craft passed the technical inspection, the customer shall complete registration and licensing of the marine craft during this period. Upon finishing the set period without completing the registration and licensing of the marine craft, the customer is required to set a new date for technical inspection and payment of fees.
  4. If the marine craft failed to pass the technical inspection in the first time, the customer has (60) days to comply with DMCA requirements and fix the situation. Additionally, he has to set a new date during this period without paying any fees, except for transportation if any.
  5. If the marine craft failed to pass the technical inspection the second time, the customer shall re-submit the application, pay new fees and set new date for the technical inspection.
  6. The customer reserves the right to apply for inspection date change providing that he notifies the authorities in no less than 24 hours from the set date. However, it is not allowed to change the date for more than three times. If the customer fails to notify DMCA before the expiration of the period determined for inspection date change, the marine craft shall be deemed not to have passed the technical inspection, and customer shall set new date in not more than five (5) workdays from the first inspection date without fees, except for transportation if any.
  7. DMCA may cancel the marine craft registration number if the technical inspection certificate expires or licensing procedures are not completed.
  8. DMCA may change the technical inspection date in accordance with the environment and weather conditions with a notification to the customer.
  9. The customer shall review the attachment on the technical requirements of the special technical inspection for each marine craft type and prepare his marine craft accordingly.

Second Stage: marine craft license renewal

  1. After passing the technical inspection, the customer shall provide the required documents to renew the marine craft license.
  2. Paying the marine craft license renewal fees.
  3. Receiving the marine craft license.

Required Documents:

For All Marine Crafts

  1. The original license of the marine craft.
  2. Valid technical inspection pass certificate for the marine Craft issued by DMCA or any of its approved entities thereby.
  3. Copy of Insurance policy valid for (13) months, issued by an insurance firm licensed to operate in the country provided that its validity period shall not be less than (12) months as of issuing the marine craft license.

For Commercial Marine Crafts

  1. Copy of annual berth contract from a marine club or marina in the emirate.
  2. Copy of Classification Authority Certificate for commercial marine crafts, (24) meters or more, and total weight of (150) tons or more, from any certified classification body in the country, or a technical report about the marine craft condition issued by a certified classification body in case of failing to comply with a full classification system to get the classification certificate.
  3. To provide original certificate copy for the device determining the marine craft identity, or the exemption certificate issued by the Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA).
  4. To receive the original copy of marine craft license.

1-Pleasure marine craft license renewal fee

Application type

Marine craft license renewal

Pleasure marine craft license renewal

 AED 320

Radio communication certificate license renewal (for crafts more than 35 foot long)

AED 500

 

Pleasure marine craft technical inspection fee

Marine craft length

Technical inspection fees

Technical inspection of picnic boat less than (12) m long.

AED 220

Technical inspection of picnic boat with length between (12) m and less than (24) m.

AED 420

Technical inspection of picnic boat with length (24) m and more.

AED 820

 

2-Jet ski license renewal fee

Application type

Jet ski license renewal

Jet ski license renewal

AED 320

Jet ski technical inspection

AED 120

 

3-Traditional wooden crafts license renewal fee (Abra)

Application type

Marine craft license renewal

Abra license renewal

AED 120

Abra technical inspection

AED 120

 

4-Floating Restaurants license renewal fee

Application type

Marine craft license renewal

Floating Restaurants license renewal

AED 320

Floating Restaurants technical inspection

AED 420

Radio communication certificate renewal

AED 500

 

5-Passenger marine craft license renewal fee

Application type

Marine craft license renewal

Passenger marine craft license renewal

AED 320

Passenger marine craft technical inspection

AED 420

Radio communication certificate renewal

AED 500

 

6-Commercial marine craft license renewal fee

Application type

Marine craft license renewal

Commercial marine craft license renewal

AED 320

Radio communication certificate renewal

AED 500

 

7-Commercial marine craft technical inspection fee

Marine craft length

Technical inspection fees

Technical inspection of commercial marine craft less than (12) m long.

AED 220

Technical inspection  of  picnic boat with length between (12) m and less than (24) m.

AED 420

Technical inspection of picnic boat with length (24) m and more.

AED 820

 Payment can be made in cash to the Customer Service Centres of Dubai Maritime City Authority or through portal electronic payment gateway.

Processing time varies depending on the procedure, type of requested license and experience certificates

All our customers’ inquiries shall be handled at the same time, or within a period that does not exceed (48) hours in case the request is needed to be addressed to another division.

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Marine Craft Registration and Licensing
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