Omani seas and ports have been removed from the high maritime risk zone endorsed by the Joint War Committee and London-based maritime insurance companies, according to an official statement by the Omani government.
he information was provided by Oman News Agency, citing sources in the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, in coordination with the Foreign Ministry, the Maritime Security Centre, and Asyad Group.
In May 2019, the Committee rated seas and ports of the Arabian Sea, Sea of Oman, and the Gulf of Oman, as falling within the high maritime risk zone, due to a number of incidents that occurred outside Oman regional waters, the Agency reports.
This is a result of a working team formed by the aforementioned departments in the Sultanate, which worked in consultation with representatives of the risk rating committee and furnished security procedures endorsed at the Sultanate’s ports to ensure safe shipping across all Omani zones.
The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology now expects that this lifting from the high-risk maritime zone will raise the number of international vessels and cargo firms frequenting Omani ports and boost the volume of investments.