Posted on 11 April 2012.

Iraq’s Transportation Ministry sent a crew of five sailors to China to take delivery of a new $14m (16.3bn IQD) ship for the Iraqi fleet.

The Iraqi Naval Transportation Company contracted China’s ANT to construct the 7,000-ton ship, which will carry goods from China to Iraq and will “reinforce Iraqi marine trade”.

This brings to nine the number of large ships in the Iraqi fleet, with a total value of $110m (128bn IQD).

(Source: AKnews)