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No takers for Saddam's luxurious yacht

world Updated: Jan 30, 2009 16:23 IST
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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.

ave The epicurean yacht features gold taps in its bathrooms, a mini-operating theatre, a helicopter landing pad and a secret escape passagew


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.