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Saddam's Other Mega-Yacht

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by alloyed2sea, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. alloyed2sea

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    Now on sale:
    The 270-foot 'Qadisiyah Saddam' (after a famous Arab victory over the Persians in 637 AD) built in 1981 - by Danish engineers. Outwardly, it does not look so modern anymore, although the interior of the yacht was created to meet Hussein’s royal requirements. Gold, marble and other expensive materials along with mahogany furniture were used in the decoration of the luxury yacht. The re-named "Ocean Breeze" also has a secret passage, which allows the owner to access a motor boat and escape in case of emergency. The yacht is also outfitted with two surgery rooms and a special operation room. To crown it all, the yacht was equipped with a ground-to-air missile system, which is not going to be auctioned (officially).
    The yacht legally belongs to the incumbent government of Iraq. Organizers of the auction say that it would be naïve for them to think that the auction market has not been affected with the global economic situation, although they hope for success.

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