Shabab Oman II returns after six-month voyage across Europe

MUSCAT: The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) will host an official reception at Sultan Qaboos Port on Monday to welcome the return of the RNOV Shabab Oman II from the six-month voyage to Europe themed “Friendship and Peace Sail”.
The official reception will be held under the auspices of Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidy, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs.
RNOV “Shabab Oman II” sailed from Said Bin Sultan Naval Base on April 30th to Europe. It took part in various naval festivals and competitions during which it obtained several awards and advanced positions, such as Sailing Award, the Best Marine Vessel Award and the Best Ship Crew Award.
A number of mobile exhibitions were also held on board Shabab Oman II while at anchor at scheduled destinations, besides taking part in many international activities and festivals. — ONA