The Maritime Security Center (MSC) in the Sultanate of Oman and the Indian Navy Forces signed Tuesday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the MSC’s headquarters in Al Murtafaa Camp, Muscat.
The MoU was signed by Rear Admiral Saif Nasser Al Rahbi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), Head of the Maritime Security Committee,whilst it was signed from the Indian side by Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff in the Republic of India.
The MoU aims at enhancing the existing joint cooperation between the MSC and the Indian Navy's Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) in the fields of maritime security andinformation exchange between the two friendly countries in order to maintain safety in the maritime navigation against various hazards, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
After the signing ceremony, the Indian military official toured the MSC’s facilities. He was briefed on the tasks and roles of the center in managing and leading operations of the maritime security in terms of maritime hazards, mainly search and rescue operations and protecting the marine environment from various risks.
On Wednesday, Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Indian Naval Staff went on tour of Shabab Oman Ship II of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO).
The Indian military official and his accompanying delegation were received on board the ship by Rear Admiral Saif Nasser Al Rahbi, RNO Commander.
During the tour, the members of the Indian military delegation met with the Commander and crew of Shabab Oman Ship II. They got acquainted with the ship’s national roles, its naval achievements, community participations and international voyages.