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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Superyacht brokerage: Saddam Hussein's yacht back on the market

Originally named Qadisiyah Saddam, Al Yamamah , after an ancient Arab victory, the vessel was renamed Ocean Breeze after Saddam’s overthrow and finally Basra Breeze after the Iraqi Government won a long court battle.

The 272ft yacht built by a Helsingor shipyard features marble arches, gold faucets, a bulletproof banquet room which seats 200, an operating room and medical suite plus a secret passage running her entire length that would have allowed Saddam to escape to a fast patrol boat...

Basra Breeze is for sale at £20m.

Source: The Times of London

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