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Gulf Shipping

Two Iraqi Ships Intercepted off Omani Coast

Two Iraqi cargo ships, the 3,672-ton Tadmur and the Alwasitti, wereintercepted off the Omani coast by the multinational naval force enforcing UNsanctions on 8 October. The Tadmur, whose last port of call was 'Aqaba, wasdiverted to Mina Qaboos because it was found to be carrying a prohibited cargoof rice and flour. The Alwasitti, across whose bow American, British andAustralian ships fired shots, was found to...