Prince William (Duke of Cambridge) visited Wednesday Musandam Naval Base in the Governorate of Musandam as part of his visit to the Sultanate of Oman.
Upon arrival at the base, he was received by Rear Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis al- Raisi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) and a number of senior officers, the British Ambassador to the Sultanate, and the British Defense Attaché at the United Kingdom Embassy in Muscat, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
The RNO Commander welcomed Prince William and wished him a good visit. The guest was briefed on the national duties and tasks of the Musandam Naval Base, and its pioneering role in monitoring and coordinating the transit of ships and oil tankers and guiding them through the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Prince William also visited RNO Vessel Al Rasikh.
Prince William was briefed on the roles and coordination support of the Royal Navy of Oman with the navies of the countries of the region, especially those related to joint coordination towards securing international shipping lines, as well as the humanitarian work that the Royal Navy of Oman contributes in the region, such as navigation support and technical support and search and rescue operations.
Prince William arrived in Muscat Tuesday where he and his accompanying delegation were greeted upon their arrival at Khasab Airport by Sayyid Ibrahim bin Said al-Busaidi, Oman’s Minister of State, Governor of Musandam and Hamish Cowell, British Ambassador to the Sultanate.
The three-day visit comes within the framework of the strong bilateral relations binding the Sultanate and the United Kingdom and to support the existing cooperation between the two countries in various fields to serve the joint interests of the two friendly countries and peoples.