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Omani ferry company sees 100% rise in passengers

Oman's National Ferries Co has said the number of passengers it carried during the first half of the year surged by 104% over the same period last year, Oman Daily Observer has reported. The total number of passengers on board the company's ferries during the period reached 13,930, compared with 6,826 for the same period last year. The company had launched a service between Shinas Port and Khasab Port during the first six months of the year, through which 2,931 passengers and 634 vehicles were transported.