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The UAE Drafts New Maritime Law


Jenna Kleinwort

Sun, 07 Jul 2019 16:02 GMT

The UAE is updating its maritime law dating back to 1981

It aims to embrace the UAE’s greater maritime status and current high ranking in maritime transport 

The announcement was made by H.E. Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority, on July 7th

It came at a press briefing held at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club in Abu Dhabi 

The minister said that the new law was not limited to the boundaries of the current maritime law 

The new legislation will contain and regulate all legal rules that concern the use of the UAE’s maritime environment 

It includes support for all industries that are linked to the crucial maritime sector

It also includes those that determine its growth and development

The name has changed from the 1981 “New Maritime Commercial Bill”

The new legislation is called the “New Maritime Bill” because the law is more overarching and comprehensive

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