Advisory re: Iraqi Oil Terminals
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) issued an Advisory recommending that oil tankers preparing for lift operations at Iraq’s offshore Al Basra and Khawr Al Amaya oil terminals not utilize the terminals’ deep-water anchorage. Coalition forces cannot provide the same level of security at the anchorage as they can at the terminals. Given the obvious economic target presented by idle oil tankers assembled in a contained area, owners and operators are strongly encouraged to discontinue use of the deep-water anchorage. (HK Law).