In pursuance of Pakistan Navy’s commitment to regional security and affirmation of its role as a force with global outlook, Pakistan Navy ship Shamsheer (with embarked helicopter) visited Port Sultan Qaboos, Muscat from November 1 to 4.
The visit took place as part of the ship’s regional maritime security patrol which is Pakistan Navy’s initiative of maintaining presence in the critical sea lanes in order to contribute to regional maritime security and freedom of navigation.
During the stay at Port Sultan Qaboos, the ship hosted a traditional reception onboard which was attended by large number of diplomatic communities including ambassadors and military attaches of various countries, senior officers from the Royal Navy of Oman and Royal Army of Oman, dignitaries and notable Pakistani community members.
Officers and men from RNO visited the ship for professional briefings and interaction. The ship’s visit was aimed at strengthening the bonds of friendship between the Sultanate of Oman and Pakistan in general and Royal Navy of Oman and Pakistan Navy in particular as well as exploring new avenues for future collaborative initiatives between the two countries. The ship sailed on the morning of November 5 to take part in the sea phase of the International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19) being conducted off Muscat coast.