SE Pacifica with 42 Ukrainian armored vehicles stuck off Iraq since March
General cargo vessel SE Pacifica stuck in Persian Gulf with 42 armored vehicles on board since March 2013, since the Iraqi army rejected vehicles as defective. Vehicles produced in Ukraine were loaded in Ilyichevsk port. Vessel reportedly, is drifting or anchored in northern part of Persian Gulf, half way between Kuwait and Bushehr, Iran. According to Ukrainian media, the sellers of the vehicles, arms exporting state companies Ukrspezexport and Ukroboronservice, don’t compensate to the vessel’s operator his losses.