Reported here. Amidst less important information:
The Iraqi navy consists of four patrol boats, given to Iraq by the United Arab Emirates, and a few small, fast boarding boats.Iraqis guarding Iraqi oil- wonderful. Post from November showing a US sailor on watch here.
The new sailors operate the patrol boats, and the marines watch from the platforms. Iraqi marines have taken full control of guarding KAAOT. (Eagle1 note: KAAOT= Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal)
“They’ve made a significant amount of progress,” said British Capt. Paddy McAlpine, who overseas the operation from the San Jacinto. “At some point in the future, we’ll be able to stand back.”