No. 17



Vessel Carrying Iraqi Petroleum Products Sinks Off Dubai

A Georgian-flagged, Iraqi-owned vessel carrying 1,300 tons of contraband Iraqi fuel oil sank 16.5 nautical miles (30kms) off the coast of Dubai on 14 April, resulting in an oil spill that threatens to wash up on UAE beaches. At the time of the accident the 30-year-old ship, the Zainab, was being escorted to a holding zone by the US navy, which heads the Multinational Interception Force (MIF), after it was...