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Oman new maritime law to be ready in 2019

Oman’s new maritime law should be passed within the next six months, Rashid bin Mohammed Al Kiyumi, director general, maritime affairs at the sultanate’s Ministry of Transport & Communications told the Seatrade Maritime Middle East Exhibition & Conference in Dubai on Wednesday.

The third draft of the law is currently with parliament awaiting approval, Al Kiyumi said.

Oman’s existing Maritime Law was issued in 1981.

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Al Kiyumi said the new law would include regulations concerning management of the sector, ship registration, ship building and maritime transport, certification of seafarers, as well as a provision for the seizure of vessels in cases of abandonment.

The Seatrade Maritime Middle East Exhibition & Conference is part of UAE Maritime Week, which runs until 1 November.

Posted 31 October 2018

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Editor, Seatrade Maritime News Marcus Hand is the editor of Seatrade Maritime News and a dedicated maritime journalist with nearly two decades of experience covering the shipping industry in Asia. In addition to running Seatrade's maritime and offshore news website based from Singapore he is the Asia Editor of Seatrade Maritime Review. Marcus is also an experienced industry commentator and has chaired many conferences and round tables. Prior to joining Seatrade at the beginning of 2010 Marcus worked for shipping industry journal Lloyd's List for a decade and previous to that the Singapore Business Times covering shipping and aviation.

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