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(6-4) The Service of Issuing a Navigational License for Foreign Fishing Ships Operating in the Yemeni Territorial Waters (Compulsory Service)

MAA offers the service of issuing navigational permits for foreign fishing ships operating in the Yemeni waters. It is compulsory for such ships to require this license from MAA. It is provided, in accordance with the relevant laws, bylaws, directives and regulations in force, at MAA Sana’a headquarters, and its branches in Aden and Hodeidah on the basis of a valid fishing permit issued by the Ministry of Fisheries Wealth and subject to the following conditions and procedures:

First : Conditions for Issuing the License     

  1. The ship requiring the license is a foreign fishing ship under the registry of another country.
  2. It should have the required permits from the Ministry of Fisheries Wealth in Yemen.
  3. The ship to be licensed shall be seaworthy as per the local and international requirements.

Second: Procedures of Issuing a License    

  1. An application signed by the ship owner or his agent in Yemen requiring the license should be submitted to MAA office.
  2. The application should be submitted along with the following documents:
  1. An accredited copy of the ship registration certificate.
  2. A certified copy of the valid fishing permit or official letter from the Ministry of Fisheries Wealth requesting MAA to survey the fishing ship(s).
  3. Original copies of the ship’s certificates of seaworthiness, depending on the ship’s type, tonnage and length.
    1. The application and documents submitted therewith are to be checked by MAA personnel to confirm that the applied ship fulfill the requirements of the license.
    2. MAA inspectors, upon payment of relevant fees, conduct a survey on the ship to check its seaworthiness and its compliance with the national and international requirements.
    3. Upon completion of the above procedures and payment of relevant fees, the license is issued for one calendar year, or as per the period of the permit issued by the Ministry of Fisheries Wealth provided it does not exceed one calendar year.

Third: Required Fees      

  • Survey Fees: 100 $
  • Permit Fees: 1000 $

Fourth: Time Needed for Permit Issuance  

The service is to be accomplished within 24 hours after the completion of all the required procedures.

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