US embassy cable - 03SANAA1737

SECOND REQUEST: PROPOSED FERRY SERVICE FROM YEMEN TO IRAQ

Identifier: 03SANAA1737
Wikileaks: View 03SANAA1737 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Sanaa
Created: 2003-07-19 14:29:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: EWWT PREF IZ YM
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UNCLAS SANAA 001737 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NEA/NGA FOR NATE JENSEN 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: EWWT, PREF, IZ, YM 
SUBJECT: SECOND REQUEST: PROPOSED FERRY SERVICE FROM YEMEN 
TO IRAQ 
 
REF: A. SANAA 1348 
     B. CATO/JENSEN TELCON 6/9 
 
1.  (U)  This is an action request -- see paragraph 3. 
 
2.  (U)  On June 11 post requested guidance on the 
establishment of a ferry service from Yemen to Iraq.  Mr. 
Saeed Salh Al-Ghalebi, of Al-Ghalebi Shipping Company Ltd, 
informed the Embassy that a Turkish-owned ship in Dubai was 
ready to pick-up passengers in Aden (or Hodeidah) for 
transport to the port of Umm Qasr, but asked for additional 
information on permissions and logistics before proceeding. 
Ghalebi said he would like to organize between 10-15 trips 
for the estimated 10,000 - 12,000 Iraqis in Yemen, many of 
whom are teachers. 
 
3.  (U)  Action requested:  Post would appreciate formal 
guidance before responding to Ghalebi on the feasibility of 
this request.  POC for this request is Pol/Econ Officer 
Willeah Cato -- e-mail: catowe@state.gov or 
catowe@state.sgov.gov, phone (967) 1 303 - 155 x2155, or fax 
at (967) 1 303 - 182.  In addition, please forward this query 
to the appropriate individuals at OCPA and CENTCOM. 
 
4.  (U)  Minimize considered. 
 
 
HULL 

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