Traditionally-built Ocean-going Ship Launched in Dubai
The Obaid bin Suloom Establishment for Manufacturing & Repairing Ships launch the first ocean-going ship of its kind 100 percent locally-made.
According to a report on the Khaleej Times, the ship, named ‘Obaid’, was floated out into the water in the Al Jurf area of Deira, Dubai, in the presence of senior officials. Finishing works spanning the installation of the engine, power supplies, cranes and navigation systems and devices will take two months, after which the ship will be ready to sail.
The vessel reportedly measures 200 x 48 and is 28 ft. hight.