Al Duqm Port & Drydock

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Al Duqm Port & Drydock
Location
Country Oman
LocationDuqm, Al Wusta Region
Coordinates19°40′7″N 57°42′0″E / 19.66861°N 57.70000°E / 19.66861; 57.70000Coordinates: 19°40′7″N 57°42′0″E / 19.66861°N 57.70000°E / 19.66861; 57.70000
Details
Opened2013
Operated byOman Drydock Company, S.A.O.C.
Owned byGovernment of Oman
Type of harborPort and Drydock
Statistics
Annual revenue1.5 bl US Dollar
Website
http://www.omandrydock.com/
Al Duqm Port & Drydock is located in Oman
Al Duqm Port & Drydock
Al Duqm
Port
& Drydock
Location in Oman

Al Duqm Port & Drydock is a seaport located in Oman. The port is equipped with a Ship Repair Yard & Drydock facility, which is the first of its kind in Oman. Control of the port was transferred to the Ministry of Transport and Communications in May 2012. The port authority is the Port of Duqm Company, S.A.O.C., who manage the port.

Oman Drydock Company (ODC) have run the ship repair yard since 2013; primarily for the overhaul and conversion of large commercial vessels. In 2017 ODC and Babcock International Group started Duqm Naval Dockyard (DND), focusing on the expansion of the port's capability into the support of military forces operating in the region.[1]

International access[edit]

In August 2017, Oman and the United Kingdom signed a memorandum of understanding allowing the Royal Navy access to the port facilities of Duqm.[2]

In February 2018, India announced that it had secured access to the facilities at Duqm for the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy.[2] Duqm had previously served as a port for the INS Mumbai.[2]

In March 2019, The United States managed to secure an agreement to govern the ports in Duqm and Salalah, which will reduce the need to send ships through the Strait of Hormuz, and provide a better access to the Gulf region for the U.S. military.[3]

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Oman Duqm Naval Dockyard set for April launch". OEPPA.
  2. ^ a b c Roy, Shubhajit (February 13, 2018). "India gets access to strategic Oman port Duqm for military use, Chabahar-Gwadar in sight". Indian Express. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "With an eye on Iran, U.S. clinches strategic port deal with Oman". Reuters. 24 March 2019.