It was good to spend an evening celebrating one of Oman’s finest Ambassadors the sailing ship Shabab Oman and her long serving commander Captain Chris Biggins. The guest of honor His Highness Sayyid Shihab Bin Tariq Al-Said
was the Admiral of Oman’s Navy so of course knew Chris during his command.
Part of the celebration was the launch of a book “The Voyages of Shabab Oman”. Which recounts the multi award winning voyages and visits, including winning the Cutty Sark Trophy and others cups.
The original ship is to be made into a Museum, and its replacement will be a larger training ship to support the development of Oman’s naval skills.