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Saddam’s Superyacht to become Sailors’ Hotel

By John Lee. The 82-meter yacht built for Saddam Hussein in 1981 is to be turned into a hotel for the pilots who guide shipping in and out of the port of Basra. The Iraqi government re-gained posession of the ‘Basrah Breeze‘ in 2010 following a legal battle in the French courts. It subsequently failed […]

Saddam Hussein’s Yacht Back in Iraq, For Sale

Iraq’s ministry of transportation has announced that the luxury yacht Ocean Breeze, also known as the Basrah Breeze, once owned by former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, is back in Iraqi waters, according to a report from ITN. The boat, which has been the subject of legal wrangling between Iraq and Jordan, which claimed ownership of […]