Location: Al Basra Oil Terminal (ABOT) is a sea island tanker terminal, located 10km S of the Khor al Amaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT), see separate entry. Associated with the Basrah terminal are three new SPM buoys, with another under construction. Recently two of the buoys came onstream exporting Iraqi Crude oil. General overview: Al-Basra Oil Terminal is open to commercial shipping following the recent war. Because of the changing situation in Iraq, Masters are advised to contact the Iraq Port Authority for the latest information. We are unable to verify the following information at the time of going to print therefore caution is advised. Al-Basra Oil Terminal consists of a steel island structure with 4 berths that can accommodate 4 tankers simultaneously on two platforms, from 35,000-350,000DWT. However, it is reported that although all berths are operational, only 2 vessels can load at a time due to the maximum output being around 80-85,000bbls/hr. Load line zone: Tropical. Max size: LOA 365m, no beam restriction, max draught 21.0m, 350,000DWT.