Shabab Oman II

Shabab Oman II on komea, lähes 84-metrinen täystakiloitu alus, joka on seilannut meriä vuodesta 2014.

Aurajokeen saapuu Omanin kuninkaallisen laivaston ylpeys Shabab Oman II. Alus on suunniteltu Hollanissa ja rakennettu Romanissa vuonna 2013. Omanin laivaston viralliseen käyttöön se otettiin vuonna 2014. Komea Shabab Oman II on lähes 84 metriä pitkä ja miehistön lukumäärä on 90 henkeä. Shabab Oman II korvasi maan laivaston aiemman koulutusaluksen Shabab Omanin.

The aim of Project Orchid was to build a new sail training ship for the Royal Navy of Oman to replace the much-loved, but ageing Shabab Oman. The new ship is a three-masted squared rigged clipper, and with her distinctive ‘V’ shaped hull the ship, like all clippers, is built for speed. She has 29 sails measuring 2,630 square metres, to give her a sailing speed of up to 17 knots. She has a crew of at least 90 made up of 54 permanent crew and 36 trainees. There is also accommodation for 4 VIPs.

The ship was built by Damen, a Dutch shipbuilder, with the first stage of construction – building the steel hull – being carried out at a Damen shipyard at Galati on the Black Sea coast in Romania at the mouth of the Danube. Every stage of construction was supervised by a special team of RNO officers who lived in Romania and the Netherlands while the ship was built.

The hull of the new ship was launched in November 2013, and was then towed by tug down through the Black Sea, through the Bosporus and then right through the Mediterranean. After battling through the stormy Bay of Biscay, the ship arrived at Vlissingen in Holland in January 2014, where the final stages of construction were completed including the task of installing the complex rigging. Sophisticated navigation and communication technology were also installed.

The ship’s first long voyage was through the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Oman Sea to reach the Omani capital, Muscat.

Luokka: A

Class: A

Kotisatama: Muscat, Oman

Home port: Muscat, Oman

Valmistumisvuosi: 2014

Year built: 2014

Takilatyyppi: Täystakiloitu alus

Rig: Full-rigged Ship

Pituus: 83,91 m

Length: 83,91 m

Korkeus: 57,90 m

Height: 57,90 m