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No takers for Saddam's luxurious yacht

The Iraqi Govt's efforts to sell an epicurean yacht, once owned by ousted dictator Saddam Hussein, have foundered as it failed to find a buyer in Europe because of the global economic downturn. The Iraqi Govt had tried to fetch up to $30 million in France for the 'Basrah Breeze'. Pics: Inside view of Saddam's yacht

world Updated: Jan 30, 2009 16:23 IST

The Iraqi government's efforts to sell a luxurious yacht, once owned by ousted dictator Saddam Hussein, have foundered as it failed to find a buyer in Europe because of the global economic downturn.

The vessel, Basrah Breeze, will be towed from the Greek port of Piraeus back to Basra province.
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ave The epicurean yacht features gold taps in its bathrooms, a mini-operating theatre, a helicopter landing pad and a secret escape passagew

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But the economic turmoil has drove away potential buyers.

As per reports, the Iraqi Govt had tried to fetch up to $30 million in France for the yacht which was built at a Danish shipyard in 1981.