22,000 Haj pilgrims to arrive in Saudi Arabia by sea
The number marks a 37% increase in pilgrim arrivals by sea as compared to last year
According to the president of the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI), Saad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Khalb, 22 trips using four ferries were planned, representing a 29% rise in the number of sea journeys from the previous year.
These workers include maritime pilots, ship captains, technical and operational supervisors, security teams, staff responsible for operations at the station and technical affairs managers.
The country also welcomed the first group of Sudanese Haj pilgrims by sea over the weekend.