No takers for Saddam’’s 21 million pound yacht

January 22nd, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Baghdad, Jan.22 (ANI): The Iraqi government is struggling to sell a 21 million pound yacht designed for former dictator Saddam Hussein. Saddam never actually got to sail the yacht that was built for him in 1981.
According to a Sky News report, the 82-metre Ocean Breeze is fitted with swimming pools, a mosque and a missile launcher, but there have been no takers and it is being returned to Iraq.
The vessel will be towed home from Greece, where it has been moored since last July, to save further berthing and maintenance fees.
A Government spokesman confirmed: “We have authorised the transportation ministry to bring the presidential yacht to Basra province’’s port.”
Saddam had the yacht built 28 years ago, but it was moved to Saudi Arabia during the Iran-Iraq war, so he never had the chance to sail in it. (ANI)

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