Under the auspices of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah the closing and award-presenting ceremony of the fourth national marine heritage festival was held late Monday at the fishermen's Diwaniah (gathering place) in Al-Watya.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of public figures and sports people as well as Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah.
In his speech, Head of the festival organizing committee Sheikh Salem Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah welcomed all attendants and competitors who participated in the competition.
"We thank all those who contributed to the success of the festival at the forefront of them His Highness the Amir," Sheikh Salem added.
He pointed out that over 300 athletes took part in the main three competitions. The first ten athletes of each competition were declared winners and were subsequently qualified to participate in the fourth and most important grand contest, named after His Highness the Amir. The three of the thirty were declared winners of the Amir's competition.
Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah presented the prizes to the winners and announced the conclusion of 2014's edition of the marine festival.