OMAN – New pilot boats christened at sohar

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An official inauguration ceremony was recently held at Sohar Port and Freezone to mark the delivery of two new pilot boats. These will be operated in the port by the Maersk group subsidiary, Svitzer. Commenting on the arrival of the vessels, Mark Geilenkirchen, chief executive of Sohar Port, said, “Following our agreement with Svitzer in September last year to upgrade our pilot vessel fleet, we are proud to see these vessels set sail. Their delivery will reinforce our commitment to provide safe and efficient pilot services, which are a vital link in our operational capability and port competitiveness.”