Tube of ointment : Iraqi minelayer 'Jumariya'

Accession Number REL31443
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Aluminium, Medicine, Plastic
Maker The State Company for Drug Industries and Medical Appliances
Place made Iraq
Date made c 2000s
Conflict Iraq, 2003-2013

Tube of 'Mycodin' ointment used by a crew member of the Iraqi minelayer 'Jumariya'. The tube is made of yellow and white painted aluminium, printed in blue, with a white plastic screw cap. The words '15 G Mycodin Ointment' and the 'SDI' logo of the Iraqi State Drug Industries company are printed on one side. Other text on the tube reads 'Composition Each g contains: Nystatin 100,000 I.U/g For external use Store between (15-25ºC) THE STATE COMPANY FOR DRUG INDUSTRIES AND MEDICAL APPLIANCES SAMARRA-IRAQ'.

History / Summary

Tube of 'Mycodin' ointment (an anti-fungal medication) taken from the Iraqi minelaying tug 'Jumariya' (also known as 'Jamahoria'). This tug was intercepted by a boarding party from HMAS Kanimbla, and was found to be towing a barge loaded with 20 Manta and 48 LUGM sea mines.