Shabab Oman II begins global voyage today

MUSCAT: Following the Royal orders of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the Royal Navy of Oman�s (RNO) ship Shabab Oman II will on Saturday leave the Sultanate marking her third global voyage entitled �Voyage of Peace and Friendship.� The farewell party will be held at the Said bin Sultan Naval Base in a ceremony presided over by Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidy, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs During her six-month journey to Europe, the vessel will call at several European ports and take part in the races to be held in the Baltic Sea as well as many festivals and celebrations. Shabab Oman II seeks to deliver a massage of friendship and fraternity between the Sultanate and the other countries and promote the Omani culture and heritage. � ONA