Oman's Tall Ship "Shabab Oman" from the Royal Navy of Oman
at the Sail In parade from IJmuiden to Amsterdam (North Sea Canal), Sail Amsterdam 2010 (Holland)
The RNOV "Shabab Oman" is a barquentine which serves as a Sail Training Ship for the Royal Navy of Oman.
Originally named the "Captain Scott" after explorer Robert Falcon Scott, Shabab Oman was built as a standing topgallant yard schooner by
Herd and McKenzie of Buckie, Scotland in 1971. Built for the Dulverton Trust, she was run by the Loch Eil Trust in programs which combined sail training with onshore expeditions. In 1977, the vessel was sold to Sultan Qābūs bin Sa‘īd of Oman and placed under the purview of the
Ministry of Youth. Her name was changed to "Shabab Oman", which can be translated as "Youth of Oman". In 1979, she was inducted into
the Royal Navy of Oman as a Sail Training Ship (STS). In 1984 the Shabab Oman was refitted as a barquentine.
Shabab Oman is due to be replaced by a new ship of the same name in August 2014.