Shabab Oman II excels at Swedish race

Royal Navy of Oman vessel Shabab Oman II has won the sixth place at the tall ships race (class A large-size ships) held on July 4-11 from Halmstad in Sweden to Kotka. Contesting among 56 ships, Shabab Oman II reached the finish line in 37 hours and 22 minutes before time. Shabab Oman II anchored at the Finnish city of Kotka on Tuesday morning as part of her global voyage aimed at extending ties of friendship with other nations. The ship will take part at the three-day Kotka festival during which the ship will be open to visitors.