National Ferries Company, Oman, has launched a new service to Daba Port. The amphibious ship Al Halaniyat left Shinas Port earlier carrying foodstuff and equipment, marking the launch of the new route.
National Ferries Company chairman Mehdi Al Abduwani has signed a contract for two new ROPAX Catamarans to operate the Shannah-Masirah route. The deal was signed with Strategic Marine, an experienced international aluminum shipbuilder.
The number of passengers using fast ferries operated by the National Ferries Company in Oman has increased by 104 per cent during the first half of 2012 when compared to the same period last year. The data, issued by the Communications & Booking Office, revealed the gross number of passengers on board 13,930 during the period, up from 6,826 in 2011.
The Shinas-Khasab sea route linking the governorates of North Al Batinah and Musandam has been launched. The launching ceremony at the Wilayat of Shinas was held under the auspices of Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Futaisi, minister of transport and communications, in the presence of shaikhs, dignitaries and citizens.