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The Amooriya Shipwreck was Removed away from the Exportation Ports

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 1/3/2017, Location: Middle East

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The ministry of oil said that the workers of the South Oil Company (SOC) removed the shipwreck of Amooriya tanker ship from the bottom of the sea away from the southern exportation ports.

Mr. Jabbar A. Allibi the minister of oil said that this tanker ship was one of the big shipwrecks which was hindering the movement of the oil tanker ships in the territorial waters since its bombing and sinking during the gulf war. The removal of this ship is considered as a big technical accomplishment which contributes in achieving the fluency and flexibility of the movement of the tanker ships in the exportation ports of the Iraqi crude oil. He also appreciated the efforts of the workers in (SOC) and the supporting authorities whom participated in the removal of the ship from the exportation ports.

Mr. Assim Jihad the spokesman of the ministry of oil said that the ministry of oil was working since many years to clean the waters of Shatt Al-Arab and the area around the exportation ports from the shipwrecks and the war remains in spite of the complications and the risk of such operations which demands special equipment and tools. In addition to the high costs. But the insistency of the workers in the oil sector and the supporting authorities was the reason behind the removal of tens of them, which helped to achieve the plans and goals of the ministry to implement and develop the oil exportation ports.

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