RNOV Shabab Oman II sets off for Europe

998288MUSANNAH: As per the Royal Orders of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the Royal Oman Navy Vessel (RNOV) Shabab Oman II set off its third international voyage to Europe.
The vessel left Said Bin Sultan Naval Base yesterday during a ceremony held under the auspices of Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidy, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs.
After shaking hands with crew members, Sayyid Badr was briefed by the ship’s commanding offices on the ship history, marine routes for its voyage, the national objectives behind the journey and the modern marine equipment and facilities that enable the ship to carry out its mission.
During the six-month voyage to Europe, the vessel will take part in the tall ships races scheduled to be held in the Baltic Sea, as well as several festivals and competitions.
The Shabab Oman II  voyages aim to extend bridges of friendship and peace between the Sultanate and various nations around the world by
introducing the Omani authentic cultural, rich marine history and the prosperity being witnessed by the
Sultanate under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
998256Sayyid Badr highlighted the leading role played by the ship today as it revives the rich marine history made by the loyal Omani forefathers.
Rear Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis al Raisi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), said that Shabab Oman II vessel completes the message, which was initiated by the Shabab Oman I namely spreading love and peace from Oman to various countries of the world. It will also showcase the Oman’s glorious marine history and its bright present.
The ceremony for the vessel was attended by ministers, commanders of the Sultan Armed Forces (SAF), military and security departments, honourable members of the State Council, members at Majlis Ash’shura, governors of North and South Al Batinah, senior officers at SAF, military and security departments, walis and the Ambassador of France to the Sultanate. — ONA