Issuing marine Anchorage permits in Dubai waters.
The Authority shall issue anchorage permits for vessels applying for anchorage permits in the waters of the Emirate before or upon the arrival of the vessel, specifying the anchorage period and its purpose.
Shipping agents, ship owners , ship captains
24 hours through DMCA operation email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through DMCA e-services portal (https://eservices.dmca.ae) or Smart DMCA mobile app.
From Anchorage approval date to actual departure date .
Marine vessel shipping agent shall apply at DMCA for vessel anchorage permit in the emirate’s waters before or on arrival of marine vessel, stating anchorage duration and purpose.
Permit Issuance Stages:
Upon submittal of all required documents, the anchorage permit shall be issued in two stages as follows:
First Stage: request assessment
After receiving and reviewing all documents, vessel anchorage e-permit shall be issued directing it to the suitable anchorage area. DMCA, upon its discretion, shall have the right to reject the anchorage application or cancel previous approvals related to such application or any other processes in case of failure to satisfy all requirements, or change anchorage area to ensure safety and freedom of navigation, and maintain environment.
DMCA inspectors shall have the right to visit the site in order to ensure its compliance with safety standards and marine rules.
The shipping agent shall notify DMCA of marine vessel time of departure from anchorage area, and pay all required fees.
None of the below marine operations shall be carried out during marine vessel anchorage in the emirate’s waters unless prior approval has been obtained from DMCA. These operations include, without limitation, the following:
The captain/shipping agent of the marine vessel shall comply, during anchorage period, with the following rules:
The captain of the marine vessel shall comply with the following HSE requirements during anchorage period:
Obtain prior approval from DMCA before carrying out any of the operations referred to in Article (5) of this resolution, and any other operations that require DMCA approval.
The marine vessel captain shall be fully responsible for indemnity against all claims related to marine pollution resulting from:
Poor technical condition of marine vessel, failure to conduct the required maintenance and lack of seaworthiness.
Anchoring in the Waters of the Emirate for more than (3) days & up to (15) days - Per day
Anchoring in the Waters of the Emirate for more than (15) days for the vessels up to (100) meters - Per day
Anchoring in the Waters of the Emirate for more than (15) days for the vessels more than (100) meters to (200) meters - Per day
Anchoring in the Waters of the Emirate for more than (15) days for vessels more than (200) meters to (300) meters - Per day
Anchoring in the Waters of the Emirate for more than (15) days for a Marine Craft above (300) meters - Per day
Express Anchoring Service in the Waters of the Emirate for one day only
Payment can be made either in cash or through the banking network for foreign establishments/ companies at DMCA Customer Service Centers or through online payment
24 hours through DMCA operation email (email@example.com)
24 hours through DMCA e-services portal (https://eservices.dmca.ae) or Smart DMCA mobile app.
Processing time varies depending on the procedure and type of submitted application.
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.