Omani ports now off Lloyd’s list of high risk areas
The Sultanate has obtained the withdrawal from the Omani seas, from the ports of the list of high maritime risk areas maintained by the Lloyd’s company and the marine insurance companies based in London.
A statement released online by the Oman News Agency (ONA) said: “The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , the Maritime Safety Center and the Asyad Group, was able to move the seas and ports of Oman out of the high maritime risk zone approved by the risk assessment committee of Lloyd’s and the based marine insurance companies. in London. “
In May 2019, the committee assessed the seas and ports in the Arabian Sea, Arabian Sea and Gulf as part of the high maritime risk area due to a number of incidents that occurred. outside the regional waters of Oman.
During the past period, the task force formed by the relevant departments of the Sultanate has worked in continuous coordination and consultation with representatives of the risk rating committee of London-based marine insurance companies. The Omani team provided appropriate information proving that the seas and ports of Oman are free from any threat to the safety of ships or international sea freight routes. The Omani team also provided approved security procedures at the Sultanate’s ports to ensure safe, secure and sustainable shipping covering all areas of Oman.
The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology said that the lifting of the Sultanate from the high-risk maritime zone will increase the number of international ships and freight companies frequenting Omani ports and increase the volume of investments. in the fields of maritime transport via Omani ports. This success reflects the status of security throughout the geographic reach of the Sultanate.
Source: Times of Oman