Issuing ship to ship operation (hydrocarbon cargo) permits in Dubai waters.
Monitoring and issuing ship to ship operation (hydrocarbon cargo) permits under supervision of the DMCA approved STS provider.
Ship to Ship service providers.
24 hours through DMCA operation email (STS@dmca.ae) or through DMCA e-services portal (https://eservices.dmca.ae) or Smart DMCA mobile app.
After completing all required documents, the permit for inter-vessel liquid petroleum transportation shall be issued in two stages as follows:
First Stage: request assessment
Second Stage: permit issuance
After reviewing all required documents, e-permit for inter-vessel liquid petroleum transportation shall be issued, in addition to an invoice that also includes permit fees. The shipping agent shall pay all required fees in no more than one week from permit date of issue. DMCA reserves its rights to reject the application in case the concerned party fails to meet the requirements, or postpone the operation in accordance with the weather conditions. Additionally, DMCA inspectors shall have the right to visit the site in order to ensure its compliance with safety standards and marine rules.
Obligations of Certified Facilities supervising Goods Transportation
Certified facilities supervising goods transportation shall comply with the following:
Requirements and Standards for Appointing Transportation Supervisor
A. The individual appointed to supervise goods transportation operation shall:
B. Supervisor presence during operation shall not relive the marine Vessel captain from his duties and authorities to maintain safety of marine Vessel, crew and marine environment.
C. DMCA may reject any of the goods transportation supervisors appointed by the certified facility without giving reasons.
Precautions for Participating Marine Vessels in Goods Transportation Operation to take
Marine Vessels taking part in goods transportation operations shall take the following HSE precautions, in addition to the precautions listed in audit statements submitted to DMCA:
Type of Request
Inter-vessel liquid petroleum transportation permit issuance
AED 15,000 for each operation
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 (STS@dmca.ae)
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.