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(7-4) The Service of Issuing a License for Foreign Pleasure Yachts Operating in the Yemeni Territorial Waters (Compulsory Service)

MAA offers the service of issuing permits for foreign pleasure yachts that are owned by foreigners to operate in the Yemeni waters. It is compulsory by such ships and their owners 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, subject to the following conditions and procedures:

First : Conditions for License Issuance         

  1. The vessel to be licensed shall be purely a pleasure yacht that is not used for any commercial activity.
  2. The yacht to be licensed shall be owned by a Yemeni resident foreigner and under the registry of a foreign country.
  3. The yacht to be licensed should be permanently in the Yemeni waters.
  4. The yacht to be licensed shall be seaworthy and in compliance with the local and international safety requirements.

Second: Procedures of Issuing the License 

  1. An application for the license signed by the owner is to be submitted to MAA office.
  2. The application should be submitted along with the following documents:
  1. An accredited copy of the vessel registration certificate.
  2. A certified copy of the valid insurance certificate on the vessel and people onboard.
  3. Original/accredited copies of the ship’s valid certificates of seaworthiness.
  4. Proof of the owner’ residence in Yemen.
    1. The application and documents attached are checked by MAA personnel for validity and accuracy of the details.
    2. A technical check, upon payment of relevant fees, is carried out on the vessel’s engines, safety equipment onboard and confirm vessel’s compliance with the local and international requirements.
    3. Upon completion of the above procedures and payment of relevant fees, the license is issued for one calendar year.

Note:

Procedures mentioned above do not apply to pleasure yachts that call at Yemeni ports or pass through Yemeni waters.

Third: Required Fees      

  • Permit Fees: 300 $

Fourth: Time Needed for Permit Issuance  

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

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