Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud al Busaidi, secretary general in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will preside over the send-off ceremony at Said bin Sultan Naval Base.
The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) Command on Sunday organised an open meeting to inform the media about the national missions of the Shabab Oman II. During her six-month journey, the vessel will visit several European countries to take part in long sailboat regattas and participate in several festivals and celebrations.
Shabab Oman vessel seeks to deliver its mission of extending bridges of friendship and brotherhood between the sultanate and the world by highlighting authentic Omani culture. Capt Ali bin Mohammed al Hosani, commander of the RNOV Shabab Oman II presented in the meeting a brief explanation of the vessel.
He pointed out that the current ship came to replace Shabab Oman I, which came in response to the vision of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said on the importance of cultural and civilised communication between the sultanate and various countries of the world.
He explained that the journeys of Shabab Oman aim at building bridges of friendship and promote the sultanate’s tourism and culture, as well as train young people on sailing, refining their abilities and fuelling the spirit of competition and adventure among them.
Capt Hosani reviewed in a presentation the journeys made by the first and second Shabab Oman vessels. The two vessels have won International Friendship Cup ten times.