According to Public Relations and International Affairs of Qeshm Free Zone Organization, Abdolreza Dashti Zadeh said: The seafarers of Qeshm Island and Bandar-e-Kong, with the aim of transferring the experiences of the maritime and historical heritage of these two regions, met with each other and ran for ceremonies.
He added that over 30 sailors of Qeshm met with sailors from Bandar-e-Kong on an anthropological day at the site of the Bandar-e-Kong Museum of Navigation. And with the implementation of the Raising Sail ceremony, dating back more than 500 years, and praising the Prophet and the Imams, they emphasized the ancient history of the profession.
According to the head of the Cultural Heritage Department of Qeshm Free Zone Organization Department of Tourism, the historical port of Kong and the Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf, from the earliest times, have had large cultural and economic relations.
He further explained: the type of livelihood and common geographic conditions have caused these two regions to exchange cultural exchange for a long time in the field of economic activities, including sailing and Launch building.
He continued: Seafarers in Bandar-e-Kong, after carrying out sea trips, will take their vessels for several months and will be repaired and rebuilt to ports of Qeshm Island.
He said that familiarity with the maritime profession in the past and present of Qeshm Island and Bandar-e-Kong, the lifestyle and transfer of experiences in the profession, was one of the issues raised at the joint meeting at Bandar-e-Kong Museum of Ethnology.
The Museum of Anthropology and Sailing Bandar-e-Kong, with the efforts of the benefactor, the captains and seamans of this port have been established, in which the equipment and sailing maps are displayed.
Qeshm Island and Bandar-e-Kong are 120 kilometers from each other, in the south of the country, and have a long history of sailing.