MUSCAT: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, began his three-day Oman itinerary, with a visit to the Musandam Naval Base in the Governorate of Musandam, on Tuesday as part of his three-day visit to the Sultanate.
Upon arrival at the naval base, Prince William was received by Rear Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis al Raisi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), a number of senior officers, the UK ambassador to the Sultanate and the defence attaché of the UK Embassy.
The RNO commander welcomed Prince William and the prince was briefed about the national duties undertaken by the Musandam Naval Base and its leading role in monitoring and coordinating the transit of ships and oil tankers and guiding them through the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
The Duke of Cambridge also visited the RNO vessel Al Rasikh. He was briefed on the roles of the RNO fleet particularly the joint coordination in securing international navigation lines as well as the navigational and technical support and search and rescue operations.
Later in the evening, His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tareq al Said received Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, in Muscat on Tuesday.
Prince William, who is on three-day visit to Oman, arrived at Khasab Airport where he was received by by Sayyid Ibrahim bin Said al Busaidy, Minister of State and Governor of Musandam and Hamish Cowell, British Ambassador to the Sultanate. — ONA