Poland welcomes Shabab Oman II

Szczecin: With a mission to spread peace, friendship and brotherhood between the Sultanate and the various countries of the world, Royal Oman Navy’s Shabab Oman II reached Szczecin in Poland. The ship and crew will take part in the maritime festival which will held from August 5 to 8 which is expected to be visited by three million people.
The ship and crew were welcomed by a huge crowd of Szczecin citizens led by the organising committee of the festival. The ship is the only Arab sailing vessel participating in the festival.
The ship will open its doors to the visitors and hold an exhibition of Omani handicraft, paintings, which will depict Oman’s heritage, as well as a number of activities to introduce the civilisation and culture of Oman to Polish citizens. The ship’s crew will participate in parades.
The captain of the ship, Khalifa bin Mohammed al Saadi, said: “We thank God for our safe arrival to the Polish city of Szczecin. In the festival, ships are divided into categories based on length, area of ​​sails, age of ship and weight. Shabab Oman II has participated in the earlier editions of the festival where it won numerous awards. The love of Polish public towards Shabab Oman II is reflected in the warm welcome we got at the Szczecin port. We thank the Polish people for this welcome and great joy in our participation in their maritime festival. With God’s help we will continue to do our best to highlight Oman’s culture and spread the message of brotherhood and peace.”