Muscat, Ports Sultan Qaboos and A'Suwaiq, run by Asyad Ports and Terminals, came under the direct sway of the tropical cyclone /Shaheen/, but a perfect contingency plan already in place helped safeguard lives and properties.

Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Abri, CEO of Asyad Ports and Terminals told Oman News Agency (ONA) that, “As a precautionary measure, the operations of Port Sultan Qaboos (PSQ), A'Suwaiq Port and Shinas Port had been totally suspended (during the cyclone’s landfall), but PSQ and A'Suwaiq Port were later mobilized and prepared to receive ships since this morning”.

Dr. Ahmed Al Abri pointed out that A'Suwaiq Port, like other ports in the South Al Batinah Governorate, suffered material damages in its buildings, walls and electrical poles, but no human life losses.

Source: Oman News Agency