Your comments

These comments were posted by visitors to the original Jewel of Muscat website, for the duration of the voyage itself.

02 Aug 2010


I have maintained a once a week visit to this wonderful site to see if there is any thing new on the Jewel Of Muscat… 
The last time I wrote was when I was about to depart Singapore after attending the hand over of the Jewel Of Muscat to the Singapore Government ever since I have maintained a once a week visit to this wonderful site to see if there is any thing new on the Jewel Of Muscat.

I got back to Muscat 5 days ago after attending the arrival of the Jewel and my surprise I was delighted to read in the Local News Paper that HM Government through Oman Central Bank have struck and issue a One Royal Gold Coin depicting on one side of the Coin the Ship- Jewel of Muscat and the other the Government Official Emblem 2 swords and a Khanjar[Dagger] this I thought was an excellent idea befitting the very essence of the voyage!

Also I have found that the Trade Exibition that was opened in the Singapore City attended by HE Sayyid Badar AlBusaidy as well as counter part from the Singapore Ministry of foreign Affairs where The Jewel was featured prominently for all to understand.

These two occasion indeed crowned the Jewel Of Muscat. I look forward to return one day to Singapore City especially to visit the Museum and the final resting place of the Jewel Of Muscat to reassure my concious that The Jewel is well looked after in her new home.

Muneer Alkhussaiby



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15 Jul 2010

I was mesmerized by the accomplishment… 
I have been to see the exhibit at Vivo City and I was mesmerized by the accomplishment to create such a unique object of history.

We can’t thank you enough, to the people of Oman for such a Special Gift. The Jewel of Muscat, is a jewel of creation, hardship, perseverance to achieve unity and understanding.

Congratulations,

Mohamed Amrith
mohamed Amrith 




14 Jul 2010

I salute you for your unwavering quest of brilliance. 
I send you my heartiest congratulations on the great achievement of your hard work which was truly outstanding.

I know you were waiting for this moment since a long time and I am thrilled to see your dream come true.

I salute you for your unwavering quest of brilliance.

With warmest regards and best wishes for a successful future.
Reem Al Wahaibi




12 Jul 2010

Introduced us to George’s History teacher who has been on the voyage! 
I really enjoyed your trip and followed it a couple times a week as did several of my friends.

My grandchildren Alexandra and George who attend the American school in Muscat introduced us to George’s History teacher who has been on the voyage which made it even more of an interest for us.

Thank you

Colleen Hart, Sarasota, Florida




12 Jul 2010

Y
ou should all be proud of your huge accomplishment! 
Our heartiest congratulations on your successful project and voyage. You should all be proud of your huge accomplishment!

May your memories of this challenging and rewarding experience be with you all of your life.

We have enjoyed following your progress all of these many months. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful adventure with us.

Tim and Dawn Staples



12 Jul 2010

…to the captain and crew of Jewel of Muscat! 
Hearty congratulations to the captain and crew of Jewel of Muscat.

This voyage is an inspiration to the youth of today.

I am sending you a heartfelt thanks to all that gave up their time, their money and believed in their dreams to the building of this Dhow and to see the realisation.

This mission not only crosses seas it tells us there are no borders when it comes to friendship and human endeavour.

Jill


12 Jul 2010

We were overwhelmed by the captains charming and warm personality… 
A big thank you and salute to the captain and the crew for risking their lives in bringing the Jewel of Muscat to us here in Singapore.

We were overwhelmed by the captains charming and warm personality. His humorous stories and humble self and not forgetting the smiles of all the crew. You guys are great!

If one of Jewel of Muscats objectives is about building friendship between two countries, it is absolutely right.

I have gained new friendship among the crews especially with Captain Saleh Al Jabri.

Thank you for your time to show us the Jewel just before you left Oman as we really appreciated it.

We look forward to receiving you again in Singapore and if God wills, we will visit you in Oman one day.

Last but not least stay in touch.

Sharifah Raguan Alattas



07 Jul 2010

Congratulations… 


Congratulations to Captain Saleh Al Jabri and crew on a magnificent achievement and congratulations also to Tom Vosmer and Helen Kirkbride for all their expert management of this wonderful project.

From Tree to Sea to Singapore it has been a superb team effort.

Well done to all!

Mike Joy Lefroy


07 Jul 2010

We are proud of you

Dear friends,

What a great journey and a great experience.

We are proud of you and send you many wishes from the Kerala Community.
god bless you…

Sathish.K.R. Cochin Port Trust


07 Jul 2010


My hearty congratulation go out to… 


Dear captain Saleh Al Jabri, Tom Vosmer and all crew members.

My hearty congratulation go out to you as you have now finished the historical voyage from Oman to Singapore, god bless you.

Abdul Vahab India Madakkara



06 Jul 2010


… A message of peace… 


To the Jewel of Muscat,

Thank you for bringing into the world a message of peace and brotherhood among peoples hope your example will be copied by others!

Angelo and Nadia Ghidoni
Angelo and Nadia Ghidoni 
06 Jul 2010
My 4 years old son is very happy… 
My 4 years old son is very happy that the Jewel of Muscat has made its way to Singapore.

He tells his friends at nursery that Jewel’s completed her voyage.

Thank you to Omani and Singapore gouvernment to present such type of project.

Jayashantha



05 Jul 2010


I will always cherish these memories… 


The Jewel Of Muscat is now safely in the hands of the Singapore Government.

As I left Singapore I carry with me wonderful memories of the handing over of the Omani gift to the people of Singapore, I will always cherish these memories.

My respect to all the Crew and their Captain.

Muneer Alkhussaiby


05 Jul 2010

My heart is filled with happiness over the success of the voyage. 
Mabrook – My heart is filled with happiness over the success of the voyage – May it be a great welcome for the Jewel and the crew today.

Ute



05 Jul 2010

Congratulations to Tom Vosmer who first conceived the project… 


Congratulations to Tom Vosmer who first conceived the project and to everyone else who made this a reality!

A truly magnificent achievement!

Warren Aston, Australia


05 Jul 2010

It was a momentous occasion that brought an end to the epic Voyage from Oman to Singapore. 
The Jewel of Muscat was crowned today by being formally handed over to the people of Singapore. Received as a gift from Oman By their President in hand. To present the gift was HH Sayyid Harib bin Thuwainy Al Said who represented HM the Sultan amidst a joyous celebrations by Omani local Folklore Dancing troupe alternated by the Singaporean Counterpart.

I have personally witnessed the ceremonies at close range thanks to members of the Protocol department of the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Oman for their kind assistance in making my trip to Singapore for this occasion a very worthy trip.

I salute all the the crew members and their Captain for their bravery, leadership and above all human endurance under difficult situations.

Our appreciation goes to the organisers, the support team and the many institutions that rendered their support for it success.

This was a project that we should all be proud of.

Muneer M Alkhussaiby



05 Jul 2010

Congratulations on finally reaching your destination…

To Captain Saleh Al Jabri and the crew, congratulations on finally reaching your destination.
It has been wonderful to follow your epic journey on this website. May you take great pleasure in your achievement because it is huge. Enjoy your time of celebration.

Jane Walker



05 Jul 2010

Aat last you reached the Singapore!

Dear captain and all crews, at last you reached the Singapore.

Thanks to god, my hearty congratulation to you and god bless you.\

sathish.k.r, dry dock workshop, cochin port trust, kerala, india



05 Jul 2010

Of this precious gift from Oman with my students

I am excited to share the arrival of this precious gift from Oman with my students and will certainly hope to inspire the children to learn about our history and realise Singapore has always been an international sea-port and our people have always been cosmopolitan.

Thank you to the government and people of Oman, you have given us living example of our history.

Shahira Daud



05 Jul 2010


Thank you to the Sultan of Oman… 


What a great gift for the people of Singapore.

Thank you to the Sultan of Oman God bless the Country her Sultan her people.

desmond chiang


05 Jul 2010


This is a very touching moment for all…

This is a very touching moment for all who have in one way or another contributed to the project.

For those who have been following the project closely, I am sure our hearts rejoice together with the Jewel’s crew. Congratulations to the safe arrival of the Jewel of Muscat into Singapore!



05 Jul 2010


We have been monitoring the Jewel’s progress

It is an intense and gratifying experience to see the Jewel team succeeding in accomplishing its goal. We have been monitoring the Jewel’s progress during the journey and during its construction. You all have much to be proud of enjoy the celebrations there in Singapore!

Leslie and David Bosch


02 Jul 2010


At last the fruits of your months of effort and planning are near!

My brave friends! At last the fruits of your months of effort and planning are near! I am proud of you all for what you have achieved.

You have reminded us all that the only limitation to achievement is in our minds. In the process you have done us and Oman proud.

Wish you a very well earned rest in Singapore and a happy reunion with your families.

Saibal Sen




02 Jul 2010

Kind regards to all crew members

Dear Jewel of Muscat
It is nice to hear Jewel complete her voyage on Tomorrow. Give my & my son’s kind regards to all crew members.

Jayashantha


02 Jul 2010


I will be here tomorow as she is presented to the people of Singapore

The Jewel Of Muscat has indeed arrived in Singapore habour and I will be here tomorow as she is presented to the people of Singapore.

It will be a great day and a proud moment for all of us Omanis, the crew under the Command of Captain Saleh made us proud as we relive what our forefathers plyied the high seas ancient route to the east as a seafaring nation of the bygone era.

I am proud and delighted to be here as she is presented to Singapore.
Muneer M Alkhussaiby


02 Jul 2010


We at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center SQCC … 


Our heartiest congratulations on the completion of your historic voyage to Singapore. We at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center SQCC in Washington will continue to spread the word about your significant achievement on our website and elsewhere.

It is our hope that we can collaborate in the future in joint ventures telling the story of the Sultanate\s great achievements in seafaring.

Our very best regards.


Ambassador Elizabeth McKune, SQCC Executive Director, on behalf of SQCC’s staff 



01 Jul 2010


… Wonderfully well done to you all… 


Fantastic feat! Wonderfully well done to you all…from Tom to cook! Wish we could be in Singapore but eagerly watching in Oman, Congratulations.

Ros Piper



01 Jul 2010


To my dear fellow sailors…

My dear fellow sailors… I will see you all soon…!!!

Lamya Al-Kharusi



30 Jun 2010


The Oman Daily Observer 29th June 2010
An article by Dr Rajan Philips

In a few days’ time an exciting sea adventure will reach its climax far away in the Far East. Yes, the Jewel of Muscat is not far from Singapore, its final destination after a 3,000 miles long odyssey that began on February 16, 2010 from Port Sultan Qaboos, Muscat.

The culmination of the voyage would be the crowning glory of a singularly laudable historical and cultural project initiated on January 1, 2008 and funded and supported by the governments of Oman and Singapore. It is in fact a reenactment of the voyage of a 9th-century sailing ship from Oman to the Far East establishing trade relations and exemplifying the Sultanate’s maritime legacy.

The reconstruction of the ship, at a specially set up ship yard at Qantab beach, was carried out with meticulous care and authenticity based on a number of historical sources including the findings of the Belitung Wreck, discovered in 1998 in Indonesia.

For instance, the planks came from the Afzelia Africana timber acquired from Ghana. These were perfectly aligned and sewn together using coconut fibre to produce a water-proof vessel further protected by a layer of goat fat mixed with lime. Not a single nail was used. The square sails were made from palm leaves.

A historic parallel we have is the 101- day, 4,300 miles Kon-Tiki expedition successfully undertaken by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl in 1947 across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands.

In her first leg of the five stage voyage, the Jewel of Muscat headed through the Arabian Sea to reach Cochin, in the Southern Indian state of Kerala on March 15, 2010. Next port of call was Galle, Sri Lanka where she reached on April 19, 2010 after 9 days of sailing through stormy seas.

From Galle, the ship set off on May 15, 2010 towards George Town, Penang, Malaysia and reached there on June 2, 2010.

Setting sail from there on June 18, 2010, and cruising through the busy Malacca Straits she reached Klang, Malaysia on June 21, 2010. Now she has set off on her last lap towards Singapore where she is expected to arrive around July 3rd.

The arduous adventure has been marked by several unforgettable highs and lows. Captain Saleh al Jabri and his crew have calmly surmounted weather fluctuations, variable winds, and tricky currents. At each port they have been received with great joy and warmth by official delegations and traditional cultural troupes.

More touchingly, they promptly sent their message of concern and comfort to those affected by PHET back home — since they realise only too well what it takes to battle the elements of nature.

The generous coverage in the media and the dedicated official website with videos and photographs have helped to sustain our interest in the ship’s progress despite the irresistible excitement generated by the World Cup extravaganza in South Africa.

The comprehensive and interactive website enables users to follow the daily progress of the ship and even send their feedback of support and admiration. The education page is quite commendable. It offers games, information, questionnaires, activity sheets and lesson plans in History, Geography, and Science and Technology.

The eagerly awaited culmination of the historic voyage by Jewel of Muscat reignites the pride in the rich maritime heritage of Oman. It is a fitting tribute to His Majesty, as the nation prepares to celebrate 40 years of glorious renaissance under his visionary leadership.

The intrepid captain, crew and all others involved in the success of this magnificent endeavour deserve our unalloyed admiration and uninhibited accolades.

Dr Rajan Philips written for The Oman Daily Observer



29 Jun 2010


Singapore will be the richer for having Jewel of Muscat

The final leg will reward Captain Saleh and his loyal crew with much satisfaction and a great sense of achievement in completing this historic voyage.

Singapore will be the richer for having Jewel of Muscat delivered safely and enhancing the harbour.
The very best to all concerned and a safe journey home to Oman with a well earned rest.

Jennifer Bartels, Gold Coast, Australia


29 Jun 2010

… Interesting and interactive website…

It has been a great experience to follow the history and progress of the Jewel of Muscat. Great thanks to the interesting and interactive website. The education page is truly commendable. as the crew gets ready to embark on the last leg of the historic voyage let me wish them all good luck.

Dr Rajan Philips


29 Jun 2010

Inspiring voyage across the sea…

Your descriptive story of your wonderful voyage has been inspiring and you should feel very proud of your progress.

Jennifer Bartels


29 Jun 2010

Bon Voyage

May the wind and sea be favourable on your voyage to Singapore! BON VOYAGE!

Capt. Martin CM Lim


29 Jun 2010

Looking forward to seeing you…

Hope you have a great journey, Vincent! Look forward to seeing you, crew and the Jewel very soon.

Minju


21 Jun 2010

Exploring the website had been a pleasure…

I have so enjoyed following the Jewel’s journey, the highs and the lows.

Exploring the website has been a pleasure too.

Glad the 4th leg has been completed and may the ship find good sailing conditions when she sets sail for Singapore.

Jane Walker


21 Jun 2010

Peace from Penang…

Salaams from Penang to Captain Saleh and crew. I have truly enjoyed your company!

Good wishes,

Abdul Rashid Salleh


21 Jun 2010

A lovely poem…

What is well planted cannot be uprooted.
What is well embraced cannot slip away.

Lao Tzu. May the friendship cultivated between our countries flourish abundantly for generations without end.

Roland Kiew


21 Jun 2010

Only a small stretch remains…

Well done! Much of the journey is done and only a small stretch remains. I wish you all the best and hope you have a safe and uneventful journey to Singapore. I am sure a big and well-deserved celebration awaits you there. Congratulations for having done Oman proud!

saibal sen


21 Jun 2010

…greetings from me and my family here in Kuala Lumpur…

To Captain Saleh and your brave crew greetings from me and my family here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I have been following your tough trip since you left Sultan Qaboos Port through Jewel of Muscat Website and I am so happy to read all the comments from the LOG..When I decided to travel to Malaysia I planned, Insha-Allah to visit you and the Jewel when you anchor at Klang and also to be there when you reach safely at Singapore Insha-Allah.

We all pray and wish for a safe sailing to your destination and achieve the target of the historical event and you together with your brave crew and the people who are behind the scenes to be the achievers of this very difficult venture in sailing, planning and building! Well done to our beloved country Oman and its leader and others.

Mohammed A.H. Al Barwani


18 Jun 2010

Dear Jewel of Muscat crew…

Dear Jewel of Muscat crew wishing you a safe journey!

Rohaidi Jaafar


16 Jun 2010

Wishing you …

Wishing you a safe journey to Singapore to Jewel all crew members.

Jayashantha Sanuka


11 Jun 2010

You have arrived safe and …

Thank goodness you have arrived safe sound and thank you for sharing your most amazing journey with all of us.

Connie Elmore, Meadow Vista, California


08 Jun 2010

I enjoy this website….

I enjoy this website. I am so proud of you!I am Waiting the Jewel of Muscat and its crew to arrive here in Singapore!

Ayoosh


07 Jun 2010

At first, it was raining heavily…

I admire and respect Captain Saleh and the crew of Jewel of Muscat for taking on this challenging and memorable voyage. On 6th June I was on board the Jewel as a honorary crew member for approximately 5.5 hours.

At first, it was raining heavily and the sea was choppy. Then came the hot sun, I had severe sun-burn and was suffering from sea sickness too from all that bobbing around.

After several hours on board with some of the crew, I have nothing but respect for the 19 members of crew. It was a great experience on board such a magnificent ship.

Sharon Khoo


07 Jun 2010

… with so much pride…

My heart is filled with so much pride of seeing the Jewel of Muscat. Thank you for coming to Penang

Pearly kee


07 Jun 2010

Megan Furman, our daughter…

Hello to all, especially Megan Furman, our daughter.

It has been phenomenal following your journey with my class here in Ohio.

Mary Beth Furman


07 Jun 2010

Congratulations for reaching Malaysia

Congratulations for reaching Malaysia guys wish you all the success in completing you journey to Singapore .

My best wishes,

Said Al-Riyami, New Delhi


04 Jun 2010

It is nice to see you are in Georgetown…

Dear Crew members,

It is nice to see you are in Georgetown, Panang. My son Sanuka and I would like to say congratulations all crew members espcially Said Tarshi.

Jayashantha


04 Jun 2010

How nice to hear every thing was fine…

Dear All Friends,

How nice to hear every thing was fine and arrived save.

Kind regards

Humaid Ambassdor


04 Jun 2010

Captain Saleh’s leadership, their teamwork, seamanship and professionalism really do deserve the highest praise

Dear All,

Gosh what a voyage and what an achievement of this gallant team! I know we are all extremely proud of them and I hope Oman is too!

They couldn’t have done more and the conditions they have sailed through are just about the worst the elements could have thrown at them. Captain Saleh’s leadership, their teamwork, seamanship and professionalism really do deserve the highest praise and please pass these on to our amazing team.

They have now passed the most dangerous leg of the voyage and I trust they will enjoy their well earned rest and recuperation.

With ever kind regards,

Chris Biggins


04 Jun 2010

Dear Capt Saleh, rest of the crew, the Project team & friends,

Dear Capt Saleh, rest of the crew, the Project team & friends,

Congratulations & well done. Your braveness & dedication has helped you all to overcome the vagaries ofnature.

Warmest regards.

Rohaan


04 Jun 2010

I salute Captain Saleh and his courageous team …

Your Excellency,

Thank you for your mail bringing in the good news of the safe arrival of the Jewel in Penang.

I salute Captain Saleh and his courageous team for this wonderful fete especially crossing the Bay of Bengal amidst monstrous seas under strenuous conditions. Pumping out of 7 to 8000 Ltrs of sea water out of the boat daily using a manual pump and sleeping covered in polythene is no easy task on a boat like this. Saleh, your seamanship is supreme and admirable and as a seafarer myself, I salute you for this great achievement. Saleh, my family joins me to convey to you their joy and warm regards on this great and historic journey. May the Good Lord be with you always.

You may not be aware, that the the Navy Commodore performed a thanksgiving ritual last evening in a temple off Galle, to thank the Gods for your safe arrival in Penang. This was to fulfil a vow he had made on your departure Galle asking the Gods to take care of you up to your next port Penang.

Your Excellency, It was indeed a pleasure to have met you, the Jewel Team and her Crew. I look forward to meeting you all once again when next in Colombo.

Meantime, Best Wishes and keep well.

Capt. Fernando


03 Jun 2010

Looking forward to seeing …

Looking forward to see you at the upcoming school holiday.

Siew


03 Jun 2010

My four year old son Sanuka…

It is nice to see that you has arrived to Georgetown, Panang. My four year old son Sanuka and I are very happy to you are safe. We watch your website daily and Sanuka always tells his school friends about the Jewel of Muscat. Wishing you a safe journey to all crew members.

Jayashantha


02 Jun 2010

Finally the Jewel of Muscat …

Finally the Jewel of Muscat is here! I saw her from my balcony just now! the time is 1410 hrs,

Esef Ong


01 Jun 2010

Looking forward to seeing you

Looking forward to seeing you in Penang. It must be so frustrating to be so near but yet so far! Keep your spirits up you are nearly there!

Jane Walker


01 Jun 2010

I just wanted you all to know that …

I just wanted you all to know that I am sending you lots of love from Oman and am looking forward to seeing you in Singapore. Congratulations thus far and please continue to keep safe!!

Lamya Al-Kharusi


01 Jun 2010

Waiting anxiously for your safe entry…

Waiting anxiously for your safe entry to Penanag. Hope you get much needed rest there as you are nearly there. Keep your spirits up!Our prayers are with you!

saibal sen


01 Jun 2010

To the captain and your crew …

To the captain and your crew congratulations for your determination you are almost there good luck for the rest of the trip!

Paulos Kyriakou


01 Jun 2010

I hope one day I will also…

I hope one day I will also qualify to be a part of such expedition.I am very proud of you.
Bon Voyage and fair winds

Navyn Prabhakar


28 May 2010

It is raining and winds are strong ever…

It is raining and winds are strong ever since you left our shores….I see and know that it is also more or less the same at sea in the Bay of Bengal.

Good Luck to you and braving rough weather… We are thinking of youalways.

Hasanthi


28 May 2010

Hope all of you had…..

Hope all of you have bypassed the famous \Laila\ and the North winds to do good for your final destination. Please look after the \Mahawadda\ Tuanie my friend.

Suki Wu


26 May 2010

I think that we are all just geniuses…

Its amazing to me that nowadays when we design something be it a house, garden or boat, we use the computer I use pen and paper first but in ancient times, I think they were all just geniuses! I have to congratulate all the people who have worked on it – they are fantastic people!!

Lesley Shannon


26 May 2010

May your Journey be sweet…

Once in a life time experience for the Crew and may your journey to your destination be joyful with loads of sweet memories. God Bless.

Suki Wu


26 May 2010

Let the wind blow the sails,

Let the wind blow the sails,
meet the thought of yours every minute that sails,
let the land spread the arms and get the jewel close to Penang.

Chandana(SriLlanka)


26 May 2010

The jewel sailed from Galle at the auspicious time of 1057/15th…

I am the Director Operations of the Jewels Sri Lankan local Agent – Sathsindhu Shipping.

The jewel sailed from Galle at the auspicious time of 1057/15th. People had tears filling their eyes as the jewels crew were now friends and brothers to the locals here.

Her latest position at 0600hrslocal16th is 155 degrees from Dondra Head Light House and 20.5 nautical miles away doing a speed of 4.5kts on a course of 090 degrees. The seas are
are a bit rough but she is proceeding well.

Rgds

Captain Fernando


26 May 2010

It is wonderful to hear that you are on your way to Malaysia…

It is wonderful to hear that you are on your way to Malaysia. May you go safely with good weather. You’re in our prayers

Anne Bouchard


26 May 2010

… In less than a week!

Wow… Already half way across to Penang in less than a week, what amazing speed. I hope the winds remain good for you and the weather clears up have a safe journey.

Wim B.


26 May 2010

I think that the Jewel of Muscat is a wonderful project!

I think that the Jewel of Muscat is a wonderful project! I hope there is a interest group that people can join?

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*Education Co-ordinator Rachael Lyons – Comment – What a great comment! As well as daily updates on this website we also have a Facebook group you can join! Get involved and become a friend of Jewel of Muscat on Facebook by following this link –
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Jewel-Of-Muscat/283071583875?ref=ts


26 May 2010

I watch your website everyday!

I watched the farewell party of the Jewel at Galle port with my 4 years old son Sanuka. He is very interested about Jewel of Muscat and everyday he asks for new details about Jewel. I watched your web site everyday and the farewell party was a very sad day for us.

Thank you to the Government of Oman and Singapore for such a gift!

D.H.C. Jayashantha


26 May 2010

I am eagerly anticipating….

I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of the jewel here in Singapore!

Fairuz Diab


26 May 2010

We are all so proud…

We are all so proud of you! May you have a safe and speedy return!

Aisha Stoby


26 May 2010

Dear Captain and crew…

I have been following your journey since your left the Port of Galle and I am happy to know that you have passed the bad weather.May God bless you. Wonderful achievements and great work.Please convey my best wishes to all the crew.

Humaid Oman Ambassdor to India and Srilanka


26 May 2010
Have a safe Journey…

Have a safe Journey and hopefully I will see you in Georgetown!

Noor badarudin


13 May 2010

Wow! Wonderful. An achievement and a story for all time.

Wow! Wonderful. An achievement and a story for all time.

Errol Broome


11 May 2010

May the seas be calm

Still following your epic journey. May the seas be calm and the winds kind to all the crew. I wish I could be in Singapore to meet you on arrival, but my thoughts will be with you.

Jennifer Campbell Bartels.
Gold Coast Australia


10 May 2010

Sister of Sohar

Please convey my regards to Captain Tom Vosmer.

I am very happy to learn about the progress of Jewel of Muscat the Sister of Sohar.

With all good wishes and Bon voyage to all brave sailors!

Ali Manikfan


10 May 2010

I wish all the success for this fascinating project!

I am from Sri Lanka. I read all the details about Jewel of Muscat in your website. I wish all the success for this fascinating project and safe journey to our courageous crew and waiting to see all the photographs and videos on rest of the journey.As a Sri Lankan I like to appreciate the effort taken by Oman and Singapore governments to preserve ancient heritage of the world.

Bharatha Vithana Pathirana


10 May 2010

Your biggest fan

Hi jewel of muscat

I am your best fan in the world I wish could come with you but I cant anyway I hope you are safe and happy

Khadeejah Malik


10 May 2010

Wishing you a safe journey

Safe arrival at Galle we are all relieved and happy of your arrival in Srilanka after a Short but hactic voyage from CochiIND.

Indeed we will be with in our thoughts and prayers for your longest Epic crossing to MalaccaMY. We wish you all safe passage to the final destination.

Muneer Alkhussaiby


20 April 2010

Wishing you a safe journey

Dear Captain Saleh and the crew, wish you all a safe journey to Singapore. I will be there when you arrive in Sinagapore.

Farid Ali


 

24 April 2010

Daily Logs

I’m enjoying your trip and read the LOG almost daily.

Coleen Hart


21 April 2010

What a thrill to see history live again!

I’ve studied natural dyes for 40 years. This is the kind of trade ship that carried dyes from the Far East to medieval Europe!

What a thrill to see history live again!

Bjo Trimble


20 April 2010

The Project is gorgeous!

The Project is gorgeous as an experimental ship and seafaring archaeology.I wish you a safe seafaring.
Good luck, God be with You.from Istanbul-turkey

Korhan Bircan


21 April 2010

Brave souls

I am happy that you brave souls have made it to port through the storm. It must have been a harrowing experience in a small boat. I am looking forward to the next leg of the journey which is the longest! Take care!

Saibal Sen


22 April 2010

Bon voyage!

This a truly great achievement, bon voyage and my sincere wishes for a safe sailing.

Faisal – Kuwait


10 May 2010

This is an incredible feat!

This is an incredible feat! Good luck on the rest of your voyage! It must be amazing to sail on a ship used when Oman was called Magan! I am taking a course on Indian Ocean Seafaring and learned about all of what went in to constructing these ships as well as the journey. Once again, good luck!

Anthony


10 May 2010

…Never seen a sail like this…

In my life I have never seen a sail like this through my eyes. I would like to thank the government Oof Oman and also the government of Singapore because they have done a great job to rebuild this sail. I wish all the very best to the Captain and all the Crew Of The JEWEL OF MUSCAT!

Isuru Dushan


10 May 2010

The longest leg of the voyage

The longest leg of the voyage – Now that the Jewel of Muscat has set sail again From Galle across great Indian Ocean Eastward we have nothing to say but to marvel at the bravery, determination of the Crew and the leadership shown by Capt.Saleh into this seemingly the longest leg of the voyage.To them we say our thoughts and prayers will remain with them for their safe arrival in Singapore and to give the crew families patients and strength as they make their difficult and longest crossing through the high seas.As an Omani,indeed all of us are proud of the Crew on this mammoth undertaking,they deserve the best…Go Jewel Of Muscat.Go with God AlMighty’s blessings.

Muneer Alkhussaiby


10 May 2010

Looking forward to celebrating your arrival…

Our spirits are with you and we are looking forward to celebrating your arrival in Gergetown, Malasia. May God keep all of you safe, and happy.

Adriana Kyriakou


10 May 2010

Congratulations

To the Captain and your crew, congratulations and good luck in your next destination to Georgetown, Malasia, we are very happy for you.

Paulos Kyriakou


10 May 2010

Dear Captain Saleh and Jewel of Muscat crew…

We were Filming you all in Galle Sri Lanka, you were awesome. You guys came in a very good speed to Galle at the Correct time. Thanks and Good luck till you guys sail to Singapore!!!

Rashmal Fernando


10 May 2010

I met the Jewel of Muscat!

It’s nice to see the Jewel of Muscat. I am an employeer of Galle port and on April 19th I watched how the Jewel reached Galle port.

I met One crew member called Sahid. Then in the evening we had the chance to see Hall de Galle.

My 4 years son and all my family members came to see Jewel. Now my son asked how Jewel sail. Wish you all the best to Jewel all crew members.

Jayashantha D.H.C.


10 May 2010

New Sails and Masts!

I can’t wait to see pictures of the woven sails! Glad to hear new trees for masts found and wish you a peaceful journey on the next leg.

Sandy McKendrick


10 May 2010

Good Luck and Safe Journey!

I am waiting for Jewel of Muscat’s arrival to Penang, Malaysia… Good luck safe journey!
christine chang kumar


29 Apr 2010

Marvellous idea of voyage through time.

Marvellous idea of voyage through time.

Neil Ranawake


19 Apr 2010

We wish you a safe journey. We are following your journey in my middle school social studies class.

We wish you a safe journey. We are following your journey in my middle school social studies class.

Rob Martin – American School of Kuwait


19 Apr 2010

Thanks be to God you all arrived safe!

Hope you are all ok, and can’t wait till you arrive safely in Singapore. Good luck!

Thanks be to God you all arrived safe! Hope you are all ok, and can’t wait till you arrive safely in Singapore. Good luck!

Lyaly


16 Apr 2010

I am thanking God that you are all safe after the storm.

I am thanking God that you are all safe after the storm.

Connie Elmore


15 Apr 2010

Assalamualaikum, message to everyone and especially to my friend skipper Saleh and Adam

Assalamualaikum, message to everyone and especially to my friend skipper Saleh and Adam. Also to the National Geographic team. Well done shabab our heart and prayers to reach safely. It is more evidence of our maritime history. I wish I was with you, and know how it feels.

By the way, Shabab Oman is on its way to Europe today. Wish them well. Will keep tracking you always.

Adil Maskari


15 Apr 2010

To the captain and your crew

How proud you must be with the way you have all worked to be where you are. God be with you. Good luck. I hope to shake your hand in Singapore.

Paulos Kyriakou


14 Apr 2010

God bless all.

Heartiest congratulations for breaking records and to your noble undertaking. We are with you all the way.

Irena Knehtl


14 Apr 2010

I would like to send my regards to captain Saleh, and to congratulate him and his crew on the great success of this tremendous journey.

I would like to send my regards to captain Saleh, and to congratulate him and his crew on the great success of this tremendous journey.

Saleh and I were together in SQD 39 during our initial training in RNO. I hope to see Capt. Saleh when he returns from this historic voyage. GOOOOOd luck to all you guys!

Sulaiman Al-mufargi


14 Apr 2010

My dear brave sailors…

Insha’Allah you have a smooth sail and arrive ashore safe and sound… You are all in my prayers, and though I am not physically there, I am there in spirit…

See you all very soon, if not in Malacca then definitely in Singapore…

May Allah be with you all…

Lamya H. Al-Kharusi


13 Apr 2010

Happy birthday…Eric!!!

Happy birthday…Eric!!!

Angelo Nadia Ghidoni


13 Apr 2010

I was truly excited this morning when I received your email that you had set sail again. I will continue to keep you in my thought prayers. God bless you all.

Connie Elmore


 

13 Apr 2010

All the best for the second leg of the journey. Best wishes from Canada!

All the best for the second leg of the journey. Best wishes from Canada!

Soumik Sen


13 Apr 2010

It was nice seeing you off Port Kotchi Saturday 10 April 2010.

I wish you a safe voyage and I hope to see you at the next port of call. All the best to all of you. Salaam.

Ali Al Jamaey


13 Apr 2010

We are wishing everyone aboard a safe and healthy journey

I want to take this opportunity to wish Eric a wonderful 40th birthday. Eric, we’re thinking of you and missing you.

Jill, Cole Tai


12 Apr 2010

Captain Saleh and the Crew

Wishing you the best in your journey from Kochi to Galle. It was wonderful to see you all in a very good morale.

Humaid Al-Maani, Oman Ambassador to India


12 Apr 2010

Bon Voyage to the entire team

Bon Voyage to the entire team on the second leg of your novel and adventurous journey! We are waiting to hear of your safe journey to Galle. All the best!

Saibal Sen


08 Apr 2010

I want to see the Jewel of Muscat. I wish you a happy journey to Singapore.

I want to see the Jewel of Muscat. I wish you a happy journey to Singapore.

Lionel Oliver – Toc H Public School, Kochi, India.


07 Apr 2010

Dear Capt. Saleh and all the crew

You are passing through history. Now you are in our dry dock, Cochin Port Trust workshop dry dock, so we are happy to serve you. I wish you a happy journey.

Sathish K.R. Nettoor


07 Apr 2010

It is a wonderful journey and I am enjoying being able to see the progress of the Jewel…

It is a wonderful journey and I am enjoying being able to see the progress of the Jewel… Fantastic!

Jo Harding


31 Mar 2010

This is the Jewel in the crown of maritime history

A pioneering first. A splendid team effort. Camaraderie and kinsmanship are alive and well. An example for everyone to follow. Well done to everyone involved in this fabulous Jewel Project.

Brian Richards – Murdoch University, Perth, Australia


31 Mar 2010

I hope you are able to set sail as planned

We are eagerly waiting to see you embark on the next leg of your journey to Sri Lanka! Meanwhile enjoy your stay in Cochin!

Saibal Sen


26 Mar 2010

Dear Capt. Saleh and all the crew onboard, we are eagerly awaiting your arrival in Galle…

Dear Capt. Saleh and all the crew onboard, we are eagerly awaiting your arrival in Galle Port, Sri Lanka. We too have arranged a wonderful welcome reception for you at Galle. Wish you favourable winds always. We also ask God to take care of your boat and crew on your 2nd leg to Galle Port. God Bless you all.

Capt. Rohith Fernando


26 Mar 2010

Congratulations to all involved

Congratulations to all involved, on the completion of the 1st leg of this lovely ship’s voyage.
Shane


22 Mar 2010

The New York City Jacksons and Rasmussens are eagerly following the voyage of this marvellous ship.

The New York City Jacksons and Rasmussens are eagerly following the voyage of this marvellous ship. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Anne Jackson Rasmussen


22 Mar 2010

Congratulations

Congratulations to all crew members of the Jewel Of Muscat for completing the first leg of the mission.

Naru Keshavji


22 Mar 2010

You guys are doing a great job.

You guys are doing a great job, accepting an old days fashion of hard sailing. Wish you all the best of luck for the future voyage.

Chandana


22 Mar 2010

I wish you be safe all the way.

I wish you be safe all the way.

S. A.


22 Mar 2010

I hope the brave crew got a fitting welcome and reception in Cochin.

I hope the brave crew got a fitting welcome and reception in Cochin. Craftsmen from Kerela played a big role in erecting and constructing the vessel so people from that area of India should feel particularly involved with the Jewel of Muscat. I hope the dry dock repairs go well and the vessel embarks on the next leg of its journey to Sri Lanka soon! All the best!

Saibal Sen


22 Mar 2010

What a stunning adventure

What a stunning adventure. Seeing all those photos made us thing we are part of this Voyage. Best Regards to all!

Alexandra Czerwinski, Melbourne


22 Mar 2010

Dear Captain and Crew and all in Cochin – Congratulations!

Dear Captain and Crew and all in Cochin – Congratulations! I am so happy you’ve arrived safely–and so sad I’m unable to be there with you. I’m watching from afar and inshallah will see you soon. Best wishes to all, enjoy the festivities–you deserve it!

Megan


22 Mar 2010

We are very impressed with your great achievement.

We are very impressed with your great achievement. May God protect you and give you a safe journey till Singapore and back home to your families…

Theogeorgiana Mousourakis, Gold Coast, Australia


22 Mar 2010

Brave hearts… Row, row, row your boat… achieve your dreams…

Brave hearts… Row, row, row your boat… achieve your dreams…

Manjush Navale


22 Mar 2010

My heartfelt thanks

My heartfelt thanks for the birthday wishes from the crew of the Jewel of Muscat on 10 March, 2010. My wish will come true when you arrive safely in Singapore. Until then, I continue to pray for steady winds, tolerable temperatures, memory making moments on board, good health and a safe journey.

Sarah Donohue


22 Mar 2010

I have contacted our school district’s history teachers to let them know about the expedition

I have contacted our school district’s history teachers to let them know about the expedition and this site. Should be of great interest to our students. Thanks!

Michael Ballard


22 Mar 2010

Welcome to Kerala and wish you a pleasant stay at Kochi

Welcome to Kerala and wish you a pleasant stay at Kochi. Happy Sailing. Regards, Rajesh Nambiar Radio: VU3VOC / A92GK

Rajesh Nambiar


22 Mar 2010

Jewel Of Muscat finally docked

Jewel Of Muscat finally docked in Cochin. I along many other people who have been following very closely the progress of the voyage are delighted on the safe arrival of the Jewel of Muscat under the command of Capt. Saleh and his brave crew. Well done to you all, our thoughts will remain with you until the goal is achieved. God Bless You All .

Muneer Alkhussaiby


22 Mar 2010

Congratulations for having made it to Cochin

Congratulations for having made it to Cochin. Sidharth and I have been tracking your progress daily. Sidharth was very excited to know you had sighted the blue whale- his unit of inquiry is Oceans and this was very topical.Have a wonderful time exploring Cochin and we will follow your adventures as you travel on further.

Maya Rao


22 Mar 2010

Congratulations to the whole team

Congratulations to the whole team for successfully completing the first leg of this great journey.

Wim Bost


22 Mar 2010

hi all…my family and me are so proud of my brother Ahmed al balushi.

hi all…my family and me are so proud of my brother Ahmed Al Balushi. He is one of the Jewel crew. Our greetings to Ahmed. All love, IssamZizo

IssamZizo


22 Mar 2010

Congratulations to all the crew

Congratulations to all the crew on your arrival in India. Oman and all of us here in Australia we are so proud of all of you.You deserve to be in the World of Records. I am very happy for you all.

Adriana Kyriakou, Gold Coast Australia


22 Mar 2010

I too share in your prayers of thanksgiving for a safe arrival to Cochin.

I too share in your prayers of thanksgiving for a safe arrival to Cochin. May it truly be a relaxing, restful time.

Connie Elmore


22 Mar 2010

You are the pride of our beloved Oman

You are the pride of our beloved Oman. All looking forward to receiving the Jewel of Muscat in the port of India and we are very happy about their access, rejoicing in all the people of Oman. Greetings and wishes for your success.

Nassr Khamis Nasser Al-Saadi


22 Mar 2010

When I was told about this project by my father Saibal Sen, I was very excited.

When I was told about this project by my father Saibal Sen, I was very excited. How often do you get to experience the authentic revival of past? Too often, in today’s hectic pace of life, we forget where we have come from. This is a great project! It is a tribute to those whose skills, bravery and resilience has enabled us to enjoy life as it is today. God speed!

Mousumi Saxena


22 Mar 2010

Jewel of Muscat is a continuing inspiration from the old history of Omani seafaring.

Jewel of Muscat is a continuing inspiration from the old history of Omani seafaring. I hope and wish that this project will be a success to revive the history into the modern age to continue treasuring Omani seafaring traditions alongside its valued neighbours in the same routes with a modern theme. Hecko Jewel of Muscat, we are waiting to see the final dock back home so that we can board ourselves and experience the feeling embedded in the sails after such a long enchanted extravagant sea voyage.

Rayya Al Shidhany


17 Mar 2010

Message from the Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo

Dear Captain Saleh,

Congratulations to you and your wonderful crew on your safe arrival in Cochin! My Senior Minister of State Zainul Abidin Rasheed will represent all Singaporeans in celebrating with you the successful completion of the first leg. I have followed your your daily updates with interest and admiration. I have also kept readers of my Facebook and blog sites regularly informed of your progress. Your re-enactment of a journey that took place over a thousand years ago fills us with awe and excitement. The seamanship of the Omani people is once again in full display!

The gift of the Jewel of Muscat by Sultan Qaboos to the people of Singapore expresses the friendship between our two countries. It also reminds us of the links that have connected the Middle East and Southeast Asia over the centuries. Of course in this century, the maritime silk route is being revived on a huge scale.

Your voyage is therefore an inspiration to all of us who share in the hopes of a new Asia.

I look forward to welcoming you and your crew to Singapore, and pray that the second half of your journey will also be smooth sailing.

George Yeo, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore


22 Mar 2010

Wow! I first heard about this project from my dad Saibal Sen.

Wow! I first heard about this project from my dad Saibal Sen. It’s a wonderful idea and I’m so happy that it has been so successful! All the very best. I will be following the fascinating journey of the Jewel of Muscat from Canada!

Soumik Sen


22 Mar 2010

Alhamdulilah Ala Salamatikum

Alhamdulilah Ala Salamatikum. I and many of us who have been following your Epic Voyage feel proud of your achievements today as you slowly but surely approach the Port of Cochin in Kerala State, India. I send my warm congratulations to Capt. Saleh and the crew for the hard work and sacrifices made to achieve successfully the 1st stage of the journey in the effort to relive the sacrifices made by Omanis in the bygone era as a Seafaring Nation and to prove that trading links existed between Arabia and South East Asia many centuries ago and we are proud that Omanis have played a vital role in the process. Good luck in your next leg, we pray to Allah Almighty to bestow upon you his divine protection and to give you strength to bear the difficulties that may be encountered ahead, in the next stages of your voyage. Amin

Muneer Alkhussaiby


22 Mar 2010

Great news that JoM is now so near Cochin!

Great news that JoM is now so near Cochin! Even if the winds are now a bit unfavourable, I am still hoping the team will make it to Cochin harbour on 15th as planned. The crew must be looking forward to this break and to feel terra firma beneath their feet again after so many days! 1st leg completed and a well deserved rest!

Saibal Sen


11 Mar 2010

Message from the Ambassador of Oman & Omani Mission to the United Nations

We continue to watch your progress with prayers in our hearts for a safe arrival in Cochin.
Best wishes.

Ambassador of Oman and members of the Omani Mission to the United Nations.

Fuad Al-Hinai


11 Mar 2010

I dream to be with you on the Jewel of Muscat.

I follow your progress day by day, I read your log daily, this way I can dream to be with you on the Jewel of Muscat. All the Best for you all.

Luca Bezzi, Italy


11 Mar 2010

As good and brave as in the ninth century…

Congratulations to Captain Saleh and crew for showing that even in the twenty-first century there are navigators as good and brave as in the ninth century. Bravi!!!!

Angelo Nadia Ghidoni


11 Mar 2010

Dear son, we are proud of you and all the brave people on board the Jewel.

Dear son, we are proud of you and all the brave people on board the Jewel. Happy to know that you will be arriving at Cochin soon. Looking forward to your sharing of your unique experience. We love you!

Wendy Khoo


10 Mar 2010

I have been reading with fascination your epic voyage from Oman to Singapore on the Jewel of Muscat.
Yours is a truly historic journey, one that re-enacts and honours the ingenuity, skill and adventurous spirit of Omani sailors of centuries past. Your experience will offer valuable lessons for students of maritime history. More importantly, you have inspired the next generation of youths from Oman and Singapore to renew our shared heritage of trade and cultural engagement between our two regions.
It will be a great honour for the people of Singapore to receive the Jewel of Muscat as a state gift from His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said . The Jewel of Muscat shall be a living symbol of the growing friendship between our two peoples . It will also highlight our strengthening cooperation in the political, economic and cultural fields.

We look forward to welcoming you in Singapore . Till then, I wish you fair winds and clement weather!

Ambassador Vanu Gopala Menon
Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York


 

22 Mar 2010

I was very fortunate to be a crew member on Sohar in 1981 and to see the Jewel and crew in Oman before she left for the voyage. It is great to see how well she is sailing and the camaraderie of the crew. The weather has been good for them and hope it continues as there does not appear to be very much shelter. I have a good friend of 90 years of age building a model of the ship which will then sit next to a model of Sohar. Best regards to the crew and Oman.

Tim


 

08 Mar 2010

We are all praying you reach your destination safely.

We hope you are enjoying the Jewel of Muscat, my wishes to all group members specially my friend Hussain Al Jazdjali. He is a very tough man and likes this type of challenge every time he accepts. And we are all friends giving him wishes and we are counting the days to the first stop in India. This group is going to make new history, mabrook elf mabrook, we are all praying you reach your destination safely.

Feroz Khan


08 Mar 2010

May the crew of the Jewel continue to share the same vision and heartbeat.

Sparking dreams across the centuries, the rare perfection of jewels has long ignited the passions of men: brave men willing to sacrifice familiar comforts and face challenges that others have labelled impossible; humble men who respect and embrace the challenge before them; and wise men who have learned the unchanging value of jewels of another kind – the jewels of shared triumph and the many-faceted jewel of lasting friendship.

As the Jewel of Muscat makes her way across the oceans, may her brave Captain continue to be guided by those who have gone before. May the crew of the Jewel continue to share the same vision and heartbeat. And may the promise of this precious and rare gift be fulfilled in the lasting jewel of friendship between the peoples of Oman and Singapore.

Nasr bin Badr bin Hamad Albusaidi


08 Mar 2010

I follow your voyage with awe. Fair winds, safe landings.

A tremendous undertaking on a par with past great historical voyages. I follow your voyage with awe. Fair winds, safe landings.

Mrs N M Gallimore


08 Mar 2010

Inshallah, I hope to get an opportunity to speak with you.

To Captain Saleh Al-Jabri and the adventurous mariners aboard the Jewel of Muscat, I was excited to read about your adventure in a Gujarati newspaper this morning.

It is comparable to the voyage undertaken in 1977 by Thor Heyerdahl of Kon-Tiki fame in an 18 meter long reed boat named the ‘Tigris’. An 11 member crew sailed from Iraq through the Persian Gulf to Pakistan and from there to Djibouti. Its objective was to recreate the maritime history of Mesopotamian and Indus Valley Civilizations in 3rd millenium BC when Oman was known as ‘Magan’ and Pakistan and India as ‘Meluhha’. I see striking similarities between your vessel and the ships of that period.

I intend to travel down from Vadodara a city near the Indus Valley Civilization port named Lothal which is located in the west Indian state of Gujarat to Kochi to see your magnificent vessel. Inshallah, I hope to get an opportunity to speak with you.

I pray to the Almighty for the successful culmination of this ambitious project undertaken by your team on board, and the people on the ground including the smallest worker who has toiled to create the wonderful Jewel of Muscat.

Vasant Dave


08 Mar 2010

Wonder if the winds propelling the Jewel are the same that are sweeping through the blooming wadi…

Greetings! Wonder if the winds that are gradually propelling the Jewel towards Cochin are the same that are sweeping through the ‘undiscovered’ wadi, which is now blooming with the prettiest wildflowers. Thinking of you all!

Summer


08 Mar 2010

Special thanks to this fabulous website

I would like to give special thanks to this fabulous website. You keep on posting the latest photos of the crew including my uncle’s. Today I got to read his log which made me more proud of him, so thanks again!

Lyaly


08 Mar 2010

Be proud of going down in the history of Oman.

Champions Oman, we are proud of you often and hope to be with you. We are following your news and see the continuation of beautiful images that pleased a lot. Be proud of going down in the history of Oman. God help you and protect you

Nassr Khamis Nasser Al-Saadi


04 Mar 2010

History repeated – a poem from Megha

History repeated
In the middle of sea
She stands high
A 9th century wreck
That writes history
With food and water
She is set to sail
To foreign lands
Without a trail
As the days pass
She is in Singapore at last.
That’s gotten an end for this historic voyage
the Sultan is presenting to you history repeated
Named Jewel of Muscat.

By Megha

Megha, VI Rajagiri Christu Jayanthi Public School


04 Mar 2010

We follow your progress every day…

Congratulations on the progress that the Jewel of Muscat has made so far. We are sending our encouragement and best wishes as you approach India. We follow your progress every day, knowing that we are warmed by the same sun by day and gaze at the same stars at night.

Nora, Daniel, and Sarah Jackson, Muscat, Oman


04 Mar 2010

Counting down the days until the Jewel’s first stop in India.

Calculating the number of days on the finger of our hands. The first stop in India itself is a great achievement in the functioning of Jewel of Muscat. I wish you a successful journey and our hearts are with you.

Nassr Khamis Nasser Al-Saadi


02 Mar 2010

Oman is proud of the captain and his crew

Well done as you pass the Indian Ocean. We are still praying for your safety and good weather. Bravo!

Nurah Mohamed Al Guweh Amouge


02 Mar 2010

Bravo to the Jewel as it traverses the vast Indian Ocean.

Bravo to the Jewel as it traverses the vast Indian Ocean, carry on!

Paul Weklinski


02 Mar 2010

To Adam Al Balushi, we miss you so much and all the people of Al Batha Helal are proud

To Adam Al Balushi, we miss you so much and all the people of Al Batha Helal are proud of you and follow your news. How happy we are with the continuity of your presence on board the ship Jewel of Muscat. You do us credit. Greetings and wishes, and luck to you.

Nassr Khamis Naseer Al-Saadi


02 Mar 2010

The Jewel’s journey makes me feel as if it is me myself sailing also in this journey.

The Jewel’s journey makes me feel as if it is me myself sailing also in this journey.

Naru Keshavji


02 Mar 2010

Praying for good winds, safe journey.

I continue to pray for good winds, safe journey. God’s peace for you and your families back home.

Connie Elmore, Meadow Vista, California


02 Mar 2010

I am happy that the voyage is proceeding well without major incident.

The pictures are beautiful. Even if the winds are light, and the progress slower than expected, I am happy that the voyage is proceeding well without major incident. Let us hope that the weather continues to co-operate! We are mighty proud of the team.
Saibal Sen


02 Mar 2010

We are extremely proud of your contribution to Omani history.

Greetings to the courageous crew of the Jewel of Muscat. We are extremely proud of your contribution to Omani history. I been checking the Jewel of Muscat on a daily basis, and I hope, Insha’Allah, that you will arrive in Cochin safe and sound. See you very soon.

Zakariya Al Saadi


02 Mar 2010

I got to see my uncle’s pictures!

Thanks to the awesome and wonderful website I got to see my uncle’s pictures! His name is Adam and I got to see him making morning bread. I didn’t even know that he can make bread! Now everyone not only in my family but in my village are logging in to this website to see his and the crews’ pictures. So thanks a lot.

Lyaly


01 Mar 2010

A special message from the Oman Football Association.

On behalf of everyone at the Oman Football Association (OFA), including the players, coach and staff of the National Team, I would like to extend our congratulations on the achievement of everybody involved in the Jewel of Muscat project.

The OFA have been following the progress of the traditional reconstruction of the boat with fascination, and wish the crew success and safety now that the Jewel of Muscat’s maiden voyage to Singapore via India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia has commenced.

Finally I would like to thank the dedicated team behind the construction, the talented crew for embarking on a route relying only on ancient navigation methods and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their support in showcasing to the world Oman’s incredible sea-faring heritage and glorious past.

Khalid bin Hamed Al Busaidi, Chairman, Oman Football Association


01 Mar 2010

The people of Oman have given us a special gift.

1,100 years ago, a similar journey was made by a Tang Dynasty Treasure Dhow.

Back then, there were no modern containers for fresh water, no radios and no big tankers.

But, the moon, the stars, the sun and the monsoon winds were just as they are today.

As for the human spirit, it too is the same ~ overflowing with the sense of adventure and courage beyond words.

We, in Singapore, look forward to the arrival of this masterpiece, The Jewel of Muscat.

1,100 years ago a similar dhow brought to our part of the world 60,000 fine and rare artifacts.

Today, the Jewel of Muscat brings treasures of a different kind, it brings fine craftsmanship that many thought was lost forever, its design whether bobbing in the ocean or calculated by a naval architect’s computer, carries information worth studying and sharing with generations to come.

The people of Oman have given us a special gift, the ability to learn from the past to build for the future.

The Jewel of Muscat is a work of art, a scientific specimen and a showcase of the human spirt.

Mrs Pamelia Lee
Member of the Joint Working Group
Jewel of Muscat Project


26 Feb 2010

I have been thinking of you with great pride.

Dear Captain Saleh, and my friends, the crew of the Jewel of Muscat,

It has taken a while for me to write this to you, as I was full of emotion seeing you take off with our Jewel on a lovely sunny afternoon. I watched you sail towards the horizon and I have since checked on your movements daily.

I have been thinking of you with great pride. Proud, for having been a part of this great project, and proud of you, our courageous crew for helping to remind all our people of the greatness of our history and of our Omani ancestors who have travelled this route and many others for generations.

As Chairperson of the Joint Working Group on the Jewel of Muscat, who has been intimately involved with the project, I have the honour and pleasure of knowing most of you and I am aware of what this voyage means to you and to our great maritime heritage.

I will be there to greet you in Cochin, Inshallah, and at every port you dock at on your way.

I am praying for you. May God Bless you and guide you on your historic journey to Singapore.

Lyutha Al-Mughairy


25 Feb 2010

The Jewel’s progress makes me think of my own directions and journey in life.

Monitoring this website has become my daily routine since the Jewel left Oman. All your precious updates, notes and photos make my day. The Jewel’s progress made me think of my own directions and journey in life. I am so proud of you all. Best wishes.

Minju


25 Feb 2010

Cousin Robert, we are all very proud of you…

Cousin Robert, we are all very proud of you and amazed by your courage and strength. Good luck to all and God speed. Brian

Brian Jackson


25 Feb 2010

It is very inspiring to us here in the United States.

Have a wondrous Journey! It is very inspiring to us here in the United States. May God bless you and guide you and may his angels be at your side!

Lynnae


25 Feb 2010

Good luck men! You are all brave heroes and pioneers!

Good luck men! You are all brave heroes and pioneers! We are all so proud of you.

Sharifa Al-Zarafy


24 Feb 2010

May the winds be always at your back.

May the winds be always at your back and until we meet again may Allah hold you all safe in the palm of his hand inshallah. Thinking of you all on this epic voyage that has made us all so proud to have you all represent us all. May all the guardian angels watch over and protect you all and all your families.

Mish Mish


24 Feb 2010

A great project that brings connection between people.

It is indeed a great project that brings connection between people, and trade routes back to its history through the Sultanate of Oman. Wishing the crew a safe and fair winds. Look forward to receiving them in Cochin, India.
Humaid Al-Maani


24 Feb 2010

Fishing tips.

Troll those lures I gave you by that whale, aka driftwood – sure to pick up some dorado aka an’faloos.

Ray Montoya


24 Feb 2010

Explore. Dream. Discover. Have a wonderful journey!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Have a wonderful journey!

Deborah


24 Feb 2010

Bon voyage from Tokyo.

Hello, Jewel sailors! I saw the ship docked at the marina in Muscat myself! I came back yesterday from Muscat to Tokyo. Bon voyage, brave sailors!

Keiko Okaue, Tokyo


 

24 Feb 2010

An achievement in the modern history of Oman.

I was pleased that the project will be considered an achievement in the modern history of Oman. Congratulations sailors piquant miracle of Oman, my congratulations to you in 2010.

I think it must be always busy in the ship. Jewel of Muscat and the sailors who sailing to Singapore makes me curious to see how they spend their days on board. I wish them luck in their journey. With them, we pray.

Nassr Khamis Nasser Al-Saadi


24 Feb 2010

We are wishing you a safe and wonderful journey.

We are wishing you a safe and wonderful journey. We send our best wishes from Anderson Island, Washington, USA.

Tom and Cathy Neal


24 Feb 2010

You are the real Jewel of Arabia and the whole world should know.

We should be proud of the hand-made dhow coming from Oman, sailing all the way to Singapore, with pride, and as a gift of lifetime, to remember forever. You are the real Jewel of Arabia and the whole world should know. May god bless you and give you the breeze and energy to reach your destination.

Hamoud Al Maskry, Riyadh-MoU, Muscat


24 Feb 2010

We are proud of this interesting journey and of you all.

We are proud of this interesting journey and of you all. It is a challenging but a rewarding journey, and I’m sure with your experience you will make it a successful one In Shaa Allah. Wishing you a safe trip and God Bless you all.

Mohammed Al-Masroori


24 Feb 2010

We are proud of this remarkable and challenging journey

We are proud of this remarkable and challenging journey which reflects Oman’s long history in this field and its excellent relationship with its friends around the world. It shows how courageous our ancestors were and how brave you are in taking on such a challenge.

You have made a very good progress so far and it seems you are on track. Please keep up the excellent efforts.

Wishing you all a safe trip in Shaa Allah.

Khalifa


22 Feb 2010

We got the chance to see my uncle’s picture taken on Friday!

Thanks for this fabulous website, indeed! I always log in to get the latest updates for my grandmom who is no more worried about my uncle thanks to you. We even got the chance to see his picture taken on Friday!

Lyaly


22 Feb 2010

A remarkable endeavour and impressive execution.

A remarkable endeavour and impressive execution. It is wonderful and noteworthy to see Oman’s legacy as master of the seas recreated and relived through the Jewel. I will watch her progress with interest and appreciation!

Paul Weklinski


22 Feb 2010

Praying for fair weather and safety for everyone!

Jewel of muscat is on her voyage now!!! Praying for fair weather and safety for everyone! Yet, it’s a very arduous and skillful voyage! The Best of luck to the crew, especially to the captain! I know you can do it!!!

May


22 Feb 2010

We will be praying for all of you and your families.

We will be praying for all of you and your families. Robert, we are the parents of Lydia Elmore, math teacher at TAISM. What an amazing journey you all have set out on. God Bless!

Tom & Connie Elmore


22 Feb 2010

It’s a real jewel!!

It’s a real jewel!! The architecture, all the ideas, seem to be so original and exciting. Wish you a safe and a wonderful voyage. It will be an exceptional experience and event in the life of every memeber of the team. I really wish I were with you. May god bless you!! Good luck!!

Amel Hermessi


22 Feb 2010

As long as the winds are not too strong, I am sure it will help.

As long as the winds are not too strong, I am sure it will help our experienced sailors to take advantage and make good speed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bon voyage. Good luck and God speed!

Saibal Sen


18 Feb 2010

Bon Voyage, Fair Winds

Bon Voyage, Fair Winds

Best Regards,

Mylai


18 Feb 2010

She’s a jewel indeed. Hope to join you soon…

She’s a jewel indeed. Hope to join you soon… Bon voyage!!! All the best to the Captain and the crew.

Harish


18 Feb 2010

Fair winds and following seas!

I just heard about this from some friends in Muscat. How marvellous! Alf Mabrouk to Captain Saleh, Tom and the entire crew and team. Fair winds and following seas!

Dick Wilbur


18 Feb 2010

Congratulations Omani Brothers, you make us proud to be Arab.

The proud achievements of our Omani brothers with the Jewel of Muscat is a proud day for all Arabs, and a reminder of the living memories of the Great-Grandfathers from Oman.

May the historic journey be blessed by Almighty ALLAH. On this unique and auspicious occasion I wish to convey my sincere heartfelt wishes and thanks to the wise father of all Arabs, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, and to Sayyid Badr Bin Hamad Bin Hamoud Al Busaidi for their excellent work. Special thanks to every member of the work team. Congratulations

Omani Brothers, you make us proud to be Arab.

Gamal Mohamed


 

17 Feb 2010

So yesterday was the departure of the Jewel of Muscat on its epic voyage…

So yesterday was the departure of the Jewel of Muscat on its epic voyage following the ancient sea route to Singapore, making the journey using the winds of the seas captured by her twin sails. I had been to the seafront to see her off. Red, green and white coloured balloons, the Oman flag’s colours, were released and traditional dances with songs were performed.

Neighbouring ships saluted with their fog horns and especially the loud boom of the horn of Bin Said, HM Sultan’s yacht, resounded and echoed across the surrounding hills. A ship directed its twin water jets arching across the waters.

A helicopter flew overhead seeing the proceedings. A power boat towed the Jewel from her berth and, after making a graceful U-turn, headed for the entrance of the harbour to set her on her epic voyage across the seas. Another dhow filled with school children followed in the wake of the Jewel, with the children waving Oman flags, bidding farewell to the Jewel on her epic voyage across the seas.

Please give more information about the rich Omani heritage and history of ancient seafaring to distant lands, and more on the dhows used for the purpose. Many are not aware of this information.

Namachivayam


17 Feb 2010

I wish the Jewel and her crew very good luck.

I wish the jewel and her crew very good luck.

Thuraya Alhosni


17 Feb 2010

Thanks for promoting this wonderful adventure…

I will be sending my very best wishes to you all throughout the project. I also send my deep thanks for promoting this wonderful adventure which, hopefully, will awaken millions of people to a fuller appreciation of their history and cultural inheritance. Finally, your wonderful website is a delicious treat!

John Hill


17 Feb 2010

I am so pleased to see the Jewel of Muscat finally take to sea.

Having been involved in the initial project planning in Singapore, I am so pleased to see the Jewel of Muscat finally take to sea. I wish all the crew a safe and speedy voyage and my congratulations to all involved. The Jewel looks magnificent.

David Beevers


17 Feb 2010

I’ve started missing my uncle who is one of the crew members.

I’ve started missing my uncle who is one of the crew members. But you know what? I’m really proud of him!

Lyaly


17 Feb 2010

To the captain and crew, we wish we could stow away with you.

To the captain and crew, we wish we could stow away with you. Wishing you well on this wonderful historic adventure.

Carol and Alex


17 Feb 2010

‘A Dream Sails Forth’ – Poem by Kripa Robinderdeep, Kochi, India

A Dream Sails Forth

The crew is cast, the Jewel is done,
Sails are rigged, she’s set from bow to stern,
With food and drink, her hold is filled
To lead her forth, her crew is thrilled.
Bandar Al Rowdah, from your desert sands
The Jewel sets out for foreign lands,
The winds, the waves, the storms she braves
As her historic voyage she courageously makes.
She docks a while on Indian shores
To take a rest, then off she goes,
From the shores of Muscat to Singapore
She re-sails a famous voyage of yore.
A precious gift from a ruler supreme,
The JEWEL OF MUSCAT is a royal dream.

Kripa Robinderdeep, Std. VI pupil, Rajagiri Christu Jayanthi Public School


17 Feb 2010

Wishing the captain and the crew the best of luck.

Wishing the captain and the crew the best of luck. Have a safe trip!

Naji Andraos


17 Feb 2010

Wishing the captain and the crew good luck

Wishing the captain and the crew good luck and may all the stars be aligned for safe travels.

Carlo Huber


17 Feb 2010

Wow, sounds like a very exciting venture!

Wow, sounds like a very exciting venture! I wish the crew and all involved in the Jewel project a lot of success and joy! Have a safe trip!

Martina Maly


17 Feb 2010

Congratulations on this remarkable project.

Congratulations on this remarkable project. Best wishes to the crew on their voyage.

Khalid Al-Muslahi, Tokyo


17 Feb 2010

Wishing you a fair wind for this historic journey.

Wishing you a fair wind for this historic journey. May you experience a great sense of achievement when you reach Singapore and take a visual message expressing all that is best about Oman with you on your voyage. All the best for a safe and fruitful trip!

David Crickmore


16 Feb 2010

Dear Captain and Crew, what an amazing project.

Dear Captain and Crew, what an amazing project. We wish you very smooth sailing on this historical journey.

Dominique Denis Babel


16 Feb 2010

May your journey to my country Singapore be safe.

May your journey to my country Singapore be safe. Good Luck!! 😀

Brendon Tan Xing Ming


16 Feb 2010

Congratulations, she is very beautiful.

Congratulations, she is very beautiful. We will look forward to her arrival in Singapore. Good luck, God bless her crew and everyone involved with the creation.

Paul Kyriakou


16 Feb 2010

If we were there in Muscat instead of in the USA we would be there at the send off! Keep us all updated on the voyage.

Leslie and David Bosch


16 Feb 2010

Wishing the Captain and the crew a very successful journey, all the best.

Wish the Captain and the crew a very successful journey, all the best. Could someone make a note of everyday and daily events as you sail through?

Ali Sajjad


16 Feb 2010

Long live Oman and the Jewel of Muscat.

Long live Oman and the Jewel of Muscat. Have a wonderful voyage, full of joy and happy discoveries!

Michel Lastschenko


16 Feb 2010

We wish you a safe and smooth voyage to your destination.

Sandhya Rahul Rao


16 Feb 2010

I wish the entire team good luck and a safe and successful voyage.

Sumit Bhargava


16 Feb 2010

It is great to see this beautiful Jewel finished and ready to go.

It is great to see this beautiful Jewel finished and ready to go. We watched it being built last March and will follow its voyage with great interest. Bon Voyage!

Kay Haralson


16 Feb 2010

Proud and sincere good wishes for the Jewel of Muscat team and the sailing crew. You have our prayers and support from homeland Oman, so Get Set Go to make history repeat itself from now on. May God be with you all!

Sangeetha Sridhar


16 Feb 2010

I’ve been at the start, I saw the building…

I’ve been at the start, I saw the building, I’ve been at the launch and I certainly will attend the first steps of the trip to Singapore. Wish you best of luck and fun.

Ineke Ebbers


16 Feb 2010

What an exciting project you are conducting!!!

What an exciting project you are conducting!!! Wish you a successful and safe journey ahead.

Ko Shimomura


16 Feb 2010

I am mesmerized by the project as a whole.

I am mesmerized by the project as a whole. This masterpiece revives the memory of our forefathers and helps us to understand their suffering in overcoming the difficulties during voyages, which in turn makes us appreciate their accomplishments through the ages. I wish the crew all the best as they embark on their voyage. Safe journey and may Allah protect you all.

Reem Al Wahaibi


16 Feb 2010

Captain Saleh – Congratulations on your appointment!

Captain Saleh – Congratulations on your appointment! What a wonderful opportunity to show the world a portion of Oman’s marine history. Fair winds, and all our best wishes go with you and your crew.

Teena and John Karsai


16 Feb 2010

Congratulations Jewel of Oman!!! If we know history I believe we will make better progress. We can find solutions from history. Look at and study history to find success. Wishing you safe journey. I will on board the Jewel of Muscat in my heart.

Suad Mohammed Al-Mudhaffar


16 Feb 2010

It is marvellous to see a project that embraces only natural materials and precision craftsmanship.

In an era of mass production, computerisation, global warming, it is marvellous to see a project that embraces only natural materials and precision craftsmanship. It is indeed a great maritime achievement. Wishing you all involved success with the journey to Singapore.

Beatrice T


16 Feb 2010

Congratulations. Keep up the good work.

Congratulations. Keep up the good work. We are proud of you and will keep following you as you sail from port to port.

Hunaina Al Mughairy


16 Feb 2010

May Allah guide and protect you all, every step of the way. Bon Voyage!

Bouchra


16 Feb 2010

May your travels be filled with adventure.

May your travels be filled with adventure. May your sails know good wind. May you have glorious days and starry nights. May you remember that it is not getting to the destination that matters but the journey that takes you there. Godspeed Jewel of Muscat.

Montserrat Capdevila


16 Feb 2010

Wishing you all safe sailing.

Wishing you all safe sailing – a magnificent vessel, a courageous captain, an inspiring director and an outstanding team!

Kim Klaka, Australia


16 Feb 2010

Is it too late to join the crew?!

Is it too late to join the crew?! Alas, I think I will only be crewing in spirit! Have a wonderful and safe journey. Spirit all the way from Sydney!!

Katya Tarnawski – Sydney, Australia


16 Feb 2010

Best of luck to Captain Saleh and his crew.

Best of luck to Captain Saleh and his crew. In this project Oman again wins the benefits of modernity without losing the continuity and social identity bequeathed by its traditions.

Jeremy Jones


16 Feb 2010

Have a wonderful journey, Jewel!

Katya Tarnawski


16 Feb 2010

I wish JOM and her crew all the best in her maiden voyage.

May Allah Almighty bless her and all the crew and to provide them with full protection throughout their journey to the final destination. Go JOM, go in this historic voyage that will relive our forefathers’ adventurous journeys of the past.


16 Feb 2010

Wow, sounds like a very exciting venture!

Wow, sounds like a very exciting venture! I wish the crew and all involved in the Jewel project a lot of success and joy… Have a save trip!

Martina Maly


16 Feb 2010

Wishing you the best of luck, and I want all of you to know that we are all proud of your bravery. I must say that this is an amazing project. Safe journey!

Nurah Mohamed Al Guweh Amouage


16 Feb 2010

Wonderful project. I wish you all the best.

Laila Maqbul Amouage


16 Feb 2010

Real adventure is back now; it was asleep with history. Great work, great effort, and sending our prayers too!

Alex


16 Feb 2010

Wishing all aboard a pleasant trip and fair weather.

Paul Waldron


15 Feb 2010

I am really impressed with this initiative and the progress achieved.

I am really impressed with this initiative and the progress achieved. I would like to give a big “SALUTE” to the founders, supporters and experts involved in such an amazing project.

The project is really reviving one of Oman historical prides. Keep up the good work!

Barkat Al Sharji


15 Feb 2010

It takes a lot of courage to try and challenge the sea only using plain means.

It takes a lot of courage to try and challenge the sea only using plain means. But it undoubtedly will reward those involved with precious and unique experiences. All the best to them all.

Mattias Fechner


15 Feb 2010

Exciting and great work, wish you the best of luck.

Reham Mahmoud


15 Feb 2010

Congratulations. It will be such an amazing trip. A wonderful project.

Tamer Sherif – Egypt


15 Feb 2010

I would like to thank all the team who worked on such a great and impressive Jewel.

Dalia


15 Feb 2010

Fantastic project!

Fantastic project! We were fortunate to be in Oman in December when the masts were stepped and enjoyed meeting many of the crew. We will post some photographs of our experience. Safe sailing!

Mike & Joy Lefroy – Australia


15 Feb 2010

Wish you very best for this journey and congrats for making such an amazing Jewel

Naru Keshavji


15 Feb 2010

The Jewel looks splendid, great work of recreating the rich history of Oman.

The Jewel looks splendid, great work of recreating the rich history of Oman. Best wishes to the seafarers in taking their piece of work and the name of Oman back in time through the old route the traditional Omani way.

Hanadi


15 Feb 2010

A wonderful endeavour that will go a long way towards enhancing Asia-Middle East relations.

Tan Hung Seng


15 Feb 2010

Hi, Enjoy this amazing reconstruction of voyages long ago. Have a great trip and may the wind be at your back.

Dick Towson


15 Feb 2010

My dear and noble Crew and Captain of the Jewel of Muscat

It gives me a special honour and pride to address you with this brief personal message as you embark on this historic Voyage.

Today begins a new chapter in the maritime history of our country. No doubt you have thought and talked about this, perhaps even awoken at night dreaming of this. The Jewel is indeed an inspirational project for men and women, young and old. She is a dream come true.

As you ride the ocean with your beautiful Jewel, your family, your friends and many of us around the globe, united by a common heritage, a common endeavour of friendship and love, will be thinking of you, keeping track and wishing you a journey filled with joy, adventure and success.

“Verily He Who ordained the Qur’an of thee, will bring thee back to the Place of Return.”
May your sails be always filled with fair wind, your hull supported by inviting seas, your hands guided upon the rudder, and may you return home to us again, to a safe and loving harbour.

Thank you for your dedication, commitment and loyalty. We are all proud of you and wish you all well and the safest of passages. I look forward to greeting you at each port of call, as you deliver this gift from the People of Oman, safely to our friends the People of Singapore.

Badr
H.E Sayyid Badr, Sec General, Oman Ministry of Foreign Affairs


15 Feb 2010

I do not know much about ships

I do not know much about ships. I am amazed by the beauty you created and also I admire how you reflect in your rich culture of sailing. I will definitely follow the Jewel of Muscat.

Rashid Hassen Al-harazi


15 Feb 2010

So inspiring to see something like this in our days… It really awakens the spirit of adventure!

Ieva Kajokaite


13 Feb 2010

I wish you all the best for this amazing trip. Beautiful Jewel… Bon Voyage!!!!

Nicole Huber


13 Feb 2010

I so wish I was still living in Muscat to see the Jewel in real life!

I so wish I was still living in Muscat to see the Jewel in real life! Very best wishes for a successful and fulfilling journey.

Kathy Danielson


13 Feb 2010

Congratulations to everyone involved in the creation of this Jewel.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the creation of this Jewel. Wishing you a safe and joyous voyage and I will be following the voyage!

Sandra Alexcae Moren


13 Feb 2010

Beautiful masterpiece. Wish you all the best possible… and hope to be able to sail on it one day soon.

Yacov Hadas-Handelsman


13 Feb 2010

Well done to all those involved in this project.

Well done to all those involved in this project. You leave Muscat with pride and we will follow your progress with huge interest. Safe voyage and many congratulations!

Nicola Ann Quinlan


13 Feb 2010

I wish you all the best on your great voyage.

I wish you all the best on your great voyage. Your journey is a labour of love and of great historic significance. In your own way you are writing a chapter in our country’s history.

Good luck and God bless.

Hussain Abdullatif


13 Feb 2010

Best wishes to the crew as you embark on your voyage

Best wishes to the crew as you embark on your voyage, and congratulations to the boat builders. The Jewel is a gem!

Lynne and Juris


13 Feb 2010

We got onto the educational part of the site and played the game with the ship sailing from port to port.

My daughter, Megan, is there with you working with some of you. We got onto the educational part of the site and played the game with the ship sailing from port to port. The students, especially the boys, had a great time. We laughed so very hard because it was difficult to navigate! Thank you.

Mary Beth Furman – Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Hudson, Ohio, USA


13 Feb 2010

Recreating a bit of our past glory and history is truly a laudable achievement!

Recreating a bit of our past glory and history is truly a laudable achievement! The crew is extremely courageous to undertake such a long voyage with minimum technological support. All good luck and God bless!

Saibal Sen – Oman


13 Feb 2010

Hi I wish all the best for you all and a great journey through the Arabic Sea and Indian Ocean.

Dr. Luca Bezzi


13 Feb 2010

It is a wonderful project. I wish you a safe and successful voyage.

It is a wonderful project. I wish you a safe and successful voyage. We are proud to take part in this project. For the Ministry of Education, it is an integral component of our history that we are keen to pass it on to our generations. Good Luck.

Dr. Muna Salim Al-Jardaniah


13 Feb 2010

A tremendous and beautiful gift from Oman and all the special people who worked on the Jewel. Singapore holds its breath. Bon voyage.

Anna Murphy


 

13 Feb 2010

The Jewel is a real piece of art and is worth her name. I wish the whole crew a safe journey and God protect you all. I am sure that the journey will be a total success.

Georgiana


13 Feb 2010

I wish every success to the wonderful adventure of the whole team and a safe and happy journey.

Ashwin Davis


13 Feb 2010

Wishing you all a successful and safe journey. This is an amazing project and another proud moment in our achievements.

Aziza Al Busaidy


13 Feb 2010

What you guys are doing is very noble.

What you guys are doing is very noble. Not many people can say they journeyed the old fashioned way. This is the adventure of a lifetime.

Bouchra Kidari


13 Feb 2010

I will be there on Tuesday to bid Jewel fair winds and Bon Voyage.

Ambassador Tony Siddique


13 Feb 2010

I wish you guys the best of luck, and I hope you are successful in your journey.

Omar Zarwal


13 Feb 2010

You must all be very excited. I wish you fair winds and a safe, successful and thrilling passage to Singapore.

Bob Hobman


13 Feb 2010

Fee aman Allah, bon voyage, selamat berlayar. Best wishes for fair winds and happy voyaging.

Nick Burningham – Australia


13 Feb 2010

The Jewel of Muscat: celebrating an exciting past while building a harmonious future. The construction of new ports along Oman’s strategic coasts allows Muscat to relive its past as major maritime nation. Sindbad the Sailor conquered the hearts and minds of the world.

The tale brought prosperity and tolerance next to ever wider horizons. The most human of all sentiments is to reach out to other nations and cultures. In this world of thoughtless expansion, the Jewel of Muscat is a beacon of respect for what was as an element of what should be.

Rio Praaning Prawira


13 Feb 2010

My daughter, Megan Furman, has helped create so much interest here in my 6th grade class. We have played some of the educational games, explored your website following the progress, and are anticipating the launch. We are in Hudson, Ohio, USA.

Mary Beth Furman – Hudson, Ohio, USA


13 Feb 2010

A great challenge… and an important venture for Oman.

A great challenge… and an important venture for Oman. I am more than fascinated by such an interesting and authentic project. Many people’s work, care and support secured the success of the Jewel so far and will contribute to a safe journey. May it be a safe trip and all the crew members return unharmed. May Allah protect the journey…

Ute Their


13 Feb 2010

Bon voyage. Enjoy your adventure and arrive safely

T. Chagas


13 Feb 2010

I am proud of the Jewel of Muscat and its unique crew who are about to relive our forefathers’ adventurous epic journeys. Go JoM. Go with God’s blessings. Our hearts and thoughts will be with you. I am confident she will sail very well. May Allah almighty be with you to your final destination. I for one will make every effort to be in Singapore when she arrives. Indeed I will follow its progress through the Web provided. I wish the Captain and the rest of the Crew a safe voyage.

Muneer Alhussaiby


13 Feb 2010

Thank you for resuscitating our great maritime history. Our new generation needs to understand the achievements of our ancestors who contributed so much to our great history.

Kamal Khalfan Al Obaidani, Consul of The Sultanate of Oman-Zimbabwe


13 Feb 2010

It’s a wonderful project. We wish you all the best for the first tour and always good sailing.

Maria und Uwe Stechow


13 Feb 2010

I wish the Jewel of Muscat a safe journey and all the best. A fantastic project!

Mr Svante Dellve


13 Feb 2010

Jewel of Muscat is a great project for a great country. Good luck.


13 Feb 2010

Good Luck Sailors! God bless and God speed!
Dina Utami


13 Feb 2010

I wish every success to the entire team. Wonderful project

C. B. Chagas


13 Feb 2010

Wow. This sounds very interesting. Best of luck to you guys. Keep up the great work.

Patsy


 

13 Feb 2010

Wish the crew a safe adeventure. All the best.

Assilah


13 Feb 2010

Wish the crew of Jewel of Muscat all success and enjoyment.

Tony George Kannanthanam


12 Feb 2010

It’s an amazing project

It’s an amazing project. It’s a great job. I’m trying to find time to visit the great ship. Good luck.

Dr. Samia Taufiq Asfour


12 Feb 2010

I wish every success to the wonderful adventure of the entire team behind the long voyage of the Jewel of Muscat. I will certainly follow the progress of the journey through the Internet.

Shama Bhat


12 Feb 2010

I had the privilege to visit the Jewel

I had the privilege to visit the Jewel just after the masts had been fitted. She rode well. I remember similar ships in the Sri Lankan ports around the 50s and the 60s. We are looking forward to see her sail into Galle.

Ashley de Vos


12 Feb 2010

From the pictures she looks great. Wishing you a safe passage, wish I could be there to see you off.

Cheers, Wim.

Wim Bost


12 Feb 2010

WOW! This is just splendour.

WOW! This is just splendour. Jewel of Muscat is precious to me too. This ship has lots of specialties. For the construction, there was so much of teamwork. We thank Mr. M.C.Roy from the bottom of our heart for his great presentation.

Nazrin Banu, Std VIII pupil, Rajagiri Christu Jayanthi Public School
Kochi, India


12 Feb 2010

This was a great opportunity provided to us

This was a great opportunity provided to us by the school management. We thank Mr. M.C.Roy for helping us understand details of this famous artifact. He catered to all our doubts and clarifications. It was very informative and I hope that we get more opportunities like this in future.

Mathew George, Std VIII pupil, Rajagiri Christu Jayanthi Public School
Kochi, India


12 Feb 2010

I can’t believe I got an opportunity to know about the ‘Jewel of Muscat’.

I can’t believe I got an opportunity to know about the ‘Jewel of Muscat’. I was surprised to know that the ship’s architecture is similar to that of olden days. It will be like a dream come true for any child of our age.

Arfeen Shanawas Std. VIII, Rajagiri Christu Jayanthi Public School
Kochi, India


12 Feb 2010

We learnt about the sails and how the sailors lived on dry fruits. We came to know how ships were made earlier. It was a cherishing experience for all the children.

Kripa Robinder Deep, Std VI pupil, Rajagiri Christu Jayanthi Public School
Kochi, India


12 Feb 2010

We learnt about the ancient ship routes

We learnt about the ancient ship routes and their uses. We saw how ancient people built ships, and the materials and instruments they used. We learnt about the silk route and the crew. It was a very informative lecture.

Leonard J Varghese, Std VI pupil, Rajagiri Christu Jayanthi Public School
Kochi, India


12 Feb 2010

I am thankful

I am thankful to Mr. M.C.Roy for spending his precious time with us and for sharing his wisdom on the Jewel of Muscat.

Adarsh Martin, Std. VIII pupil, Rajagiri Christu Jayanthi Public School
Kochi, India


12 Feb 2010

A gem of a ship, as its name rightly describes

A gem of a ship, as its name rightly describes, will dock at Cochin port by mid-March. The special feature of this ship is that it is rebuilt using the same timber as used in the original ship and without the use of nails. This ship is a mark in history and Kochi is lucky to be a part of it.

Aparna S. Stephen, Std. VIII pupil, Rajagiri Christu Jayanthi Public School
Kochi, India


2 Feb 2010

Went to see the Jewel in the marina today. She looks great. Good luck to you all!

Simon – Muscat, Oman


08 Feb 2010

Dear director and team of the Jewel of Muscat,

We in department of underwater archaeology of Egypt SCA are so happy to see all the maritime activity in Oman, the very important maritime country in our Arab maritime history.

Congratulations

Dr. Sameh Ramses – Cairo, Egypt


08 Feb 2010

My name is Asra Hameed and I am working as an English Teacher in the Ministry of Education (Dhofar Region). At present I am working as an English teacher in Rakhyut School. I’ve used the activities given in your website (Jewel of Muscat) for class 8 (General Education). I’ve used ‘Colour in the Ship’ and ‘Cut and Paste the Ship’ as a warm up activity for the introduction of Unit 3 (An Old Sailor’s Story). I’ve also used the Activity sheet for Geography, Ages 6 – 8 as a after reading comprehension task for Unit 3 Activity 2. Keep up the good work.

Asra Hameed – Dhofar, Oman


13 Feb 2010

I am so enjoying watching the progress of this amazing project, and the photos of her at sea are fantastic. I was privileged to see the ship whilst staying with friends in Muscat in November last year at Bar Al Jissah Marina.

Liza Green – Edinburgh, U.K.

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