Oman Children Get Taste for the Sea Aboard GAC Pindar

MarineLink.com
Monday, March 24, 2014
Oman children aboard GACPindar: Photo GAC

Ship service company, GAC, inform that 5 boys and girls from Oman Childcare Centre joined the GAC Pindar crew on board their 40ft racing catamaran on Day 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series.

The children's visit to the boat was part of GAC’s continuing support for the local communities that host it around the world and its commitment to nurturing a love of healthy outdoor activities for young people. The gesture was not lost on the youngsters: after the experience, one of them now hopes to make a career at sea as a sailor.

Another child drew inspiration from quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister and her yachting partner Nashwa Al Kindi who recently concluded their epic sailing expedition from Mumbai to Muscat, saying: “Their feat motivates each one of us to achieve the seemingly impossible. We certainly enjoyed our day out at sea and the chance to hoist the sails, fly the hulls and steer the rib was truly exciting!”

Oman Childcare Centre representative, Magda Shalaby, adds: “This kind of experience immensely brightens the lives of our kids. GAC also gave us the opportunity to do this in 2013, and again the smiles on the children’s faces spoke volumes about the joy they got from this experience.”

GAC Oman’s General Manager, Daniel Nordberg says: “Though demanding, sailing is a fun sport. To have young souls draw inspiration from the experience we were able to give them is something we value immensely. It was a real pleasure hosting the children of Oman Childcare Centre and we look forward to welcoming them back again next year.”

 

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

St. Lawrence Seaway Workers Extend Strike Deadline

The union that represents workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway, the waterway that links the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, has extended a strike deadline to Monday at 5 p.

New Functionality in WatchMate Vision

Vesper Marine has announced updates to its WatchMate Vision and XB-8000 product lines.   Now, in addition to transmitting and receiving position, course, speed

Mitsubishi Exits Cruise Business; Books $357m Loss

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced its decision to book an extraordinary loss from its cruise ship business in the company's consolidated financial

Ports

Southern California Port Congestion

Hapag-Lloyd informs about the congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that has reached a critical point. I. Several container ships are anchoring

GAC Starts Hull Cleaning Op'ns in Oman

GAC EnvironHull hull cleaning operations using the brush-and-diver-free HullWiper system starting at the port of Sohar, just outside the Gulf of Hormuz. This

Bulker Arrives to US on Her Maiden Voyage

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Kypros Unity, commanded by Capt. Wilfredo F. Itable of Cyprus, on her maiden voyage Oct. 28. Capt. Itable and his 20-member

Middle East

GAC Starts Hull Cleaning Op'ns in Oman

GAC EnvironHull hull cleaning operations using the brush-and-diver-free HullWiper system starting at the port of Sohar, just outside the Gulf of Hormuz. This

Iran Gas Exports to Europe Would Take at Least 5 Years

Iran would take at least five years to start exporting natural gas to the European Union if sanctions were removed, industry experts said on Wednesday. Last month,

DBR Delivers 42 Gensets to Damen

DBR has delivered the last units of an order totaling 42 marine generator sets for Damen Shipyards Gorinchem. The generator sets will be installed on 14 ASD tugs

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1443 sec (7 req/sec)