Jewel of Muscat captain shares experiences and knowledge of Oman’s maritime history

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Al Shomoukh International School hosted Captain Saleh al Jabri of Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) to give a lecture on Oman’s maritime history and his voyage with Jewel of Muscat as its captain. 

Jewel of Muscat was a historical and cultural initiative launched by the governments of Oman and Singapore and involved the reconstruction of a ninth century ship that sailed from Oman to Singapore.

The ship’s design was based on the archaeological findings of the Belitung Wreck discovered in 1998 in Indonesia. Speaking to Muscat Daily, Captain Jabri said the lecture to students was aimed to enhance the spirit of patriotism and create confidence and hope in them. “It is important that they learn the maritime history and trade between Oman and other countries,” Captain Jabri said.

During the lecture, Captain Jabri talked about the challenges he faced in his journey and how he overcame them with patience, determination and hard work. Jewel of Muscat was presented by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to the people of Singapore and is now on permanent display at the Maritime Experimental Museum.

At the end of the lecture, Captain Jabri presented the school a book and a film documenting the historic voyage of Jewel of Muscat. Al Shomoukh International School from time to time invites leading personalities to talk about their experiences of success, so that students can look at them as role models in their march towards achieving their goals.

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