New yacht code for UAE launched

The code is designed to ensure the safety of all kinds of non-commercial yachts, and regulate the number of passengers and engine-types on the craft.

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A new yacht code has been launched by the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport.

The code is designed to ensure the safety of all kinds of non-commercial yachts, and regulate the number of passengers and engine-types on the craft.

The code was launched in cooperation with the emirates Classification Authority, Tasneef and in the presence of Abdullah bin Mohammed Belheif, Minister of Public Works, and chairman of NTA and Salem Ali Al Zaabi, deputy director general of the authority.

“The biggest and most luxurious private yachts are built in the UAE, which gathers a large number of super yachts carrying the UAE flag,” he said.

“The UAE elaborated laws and by-laws specific to private yachts with a span that exceeds 24 meters in view of supporting the development of the sector.”

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