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Israeli satellite showed photos of the port of Beirut before and after the explosion

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Israeli satellite showed photos of the port of Beirut before and after the explosion

Israeli satellites took photographs of the port of the Lebanese capital, which can be used to assess the scale of destruction from the explosion that thundered the day before. ImageSat International, which operates spy satellites, provided the editorial office of one of the Israeli media with photos that allow you to see the destruction from a "space" height.


The images are published by the News.co.il resource.

The picture shows that the explosion completely destroyed not just part of the infrastructure of the port of Beirut, but part of the berthing line. The indicated scales indicate that the explosion completely destroyed a part of the port cluster about 70 m in diameter. This is precisely the epicenter of the explosion.

In addition, buildings and structures were destroyed in Beirut, including bridges and other infrastructure facilities within a radius of several hundred meters. According to the latest data, about a third of a million people were left homeless.



Given such devastation, claims that the death toll is close to 100 seem to be an understatement. Hundreds of people can remain under the numerous rubble.

Meanwhile, sources in the Lebanese government say that a fire at the 2,7th port warehouse led to a powerful explosion of 9 thousand tons of ammonium nitrate. It was there, according to unconfirmed data, that welding work was carried out.

After some time, the fire that broke out at the 9th warehouse spread to the 12th warehouse. It was there that the saltpeter confiscated several years ago was stored, which was transported from the Georgian port of Batumi to one of the African states. The dangerous cargo was confiscated in Lebanon, but nothing better than leaving it in the port, where some work is constantly being carried out (including construction and repair, associated with risk), they did not come up with.

Now a case has been initiated for negligence in the storage of explosive substances. The whole question is who will be in the dock after the incident, as a result of which a large part of the Lebanese capital was demolished.

Trying to absolve himself of responsibility, the head of the Lebanese Customs Service said that he had filed six lawsuits with the courts about the need to move the explosive cargo to a safe place. But there was no reaction, he said. Now it is proposed to "ask" the Lebanese port administration why it did not take care of the transportation of saltpeter. But the port administration says that it was not part of their competence to handle such cargo. In other words, they are trying to shift the blame on each other.

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  1. Ilshat
    Ilshat 5 August 2020 17: 55 New
    +1
    2,7 thousand tons of ammonium nitrate

    2,7 thousands tons of ammonium nitrate
    1. BARKAS
      BARKAS 5 August 2020 17: 57 New
      17
      Almost a tactical nuclear charge.
      1. Ilshat
        Ilshat 5 August 2020 17: 58 New
        +4
        The two ships that stood side by side remained afloat!
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 5 August 2020 18: 06 New
          +3
          Quote: Ilshat
          The two ships that stood side by side remained afloat!

          The Bangladesh missile corvette in the port of Beirut was severely damaged.
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent 5 August 2020 18: 11 New
            13
            Israeli satellite showed photos of the port of Beirut before and after the explosion

            Photo of the epicenter of the explosion in the vicinity. The funnel is filled with water, you can see the destroyed granary and scattered grain.







            1. loki565
              loki565 5 August 2020 18: 16 New
              12
              We have practically dug a dry dock.
              1. Shurik70
                Shurik70 5 August 2020 22: 50 New
                0
                Quote: Ilshat
                The two ships that stood side by side remained afloat!

                Really strange.
                There, 600 meters away, all buildings were demolished, and here less than 200 to the ships.
                Maybe they sat down on the ground?
            2. kulinar
              kulinar 5 August 2020 18: 34 New
              +8
              Roskosmos also published the images.
              The Jews have better quality.
              1. Xnumx vis
                Xnumx vis 5 August 2020 21: 42 New
                +3
                Quote: kulinar
                Roskosmos also published the images.
                The Jews have better quality.

                And then! They're Jews! They are getting better, wider and more ...
                1. Boris ⁣ Shaver
                  Boris ⁣ Shaver 5 August 2020 23: 15 New
                  +5
                  Quote: 30 vis
                  And then! They're Jews! They are getting better, wider and more ...

                  Kosher
                2. brr1
                  brr1 5 August 2020 23: 59 New
                  +1
                  Quote: 30 vis
                  Quote: kulinar
                  Roskosmos also published the images.
                  The Jews have better quality.

                  And then! They're Jews! They are getting better, wider and more ...

                  It's simple: the Jews stole from Roskosmos, Roscosmos from the Jews.
              2. Boris ⁣ Shaver
                Boris ⁣ Shaver 5 August 2020 23: 12 New
                +4
                Quote: kulinar
                the quality is better

                Have you ever thought that satellite images of this kind can be published on the Internet not in their original resolution?
                For example, in order to comply with the requirements of the 370th (of 10.06.2005) Government Decree regarding the secrecy of images of a certain permission, etc.?
            3. APASUS
              APASUS 5 August 2020 18: 39 New
              30
              Quote: Insurgent
              Photo of the epicenter of the explosion in the vicinity. The funnel is filled with water, you can see the destroyed granary and scattered grain.

              How many lives this granary saved!
              1. Insurgent
                Insurgent 5 August 2020 18: 41 New
                15
                Quote: APASUS
                How many lives this granary saved!

                Yes, it played the role of a "chipper" ...

                And the fact that part of this kind of "wall" survived, apparently a constructive feature of the structure and the presence of "filler" - grain inside the hopper pipes ...
            4. syndicalist
              syndicalist 5 August 2020 18: 52 New
              13
              This grain elevator and grain saved a large part of the city by absorbing the energy of the explosion.
            5. tralflot1832
              tralflot1832 5 August 2020 19: 13 New
              +2
              Obviously, the elevator was built with an eye on the war. But who knew that it would explode so much 50 meters away. I generally thought that it was disassembled into atoms.
            6. Dreamboat
              Dreamboat 5 August 2020 22: 58 New
              -8
              The elevator was apparently built according to Soviet projects, and the hangars are quick-assembly ...
              The Israeli satellite, as always, flew there suspiciously on time. Certainly not for the plane lost over Lebanon.
            7. Simfy
              Simfy 5 August 2020 23: 28 New
              +2
              The elevator saved thousands of lives!
            8. orionvitt
              orionvitt 6 August 2020 12: 43 New
              0
              Yes, the elevator turned out to be strong. Almost close to the epicenter of the explosion, the entire "facade", perpendicularly, took over the front of the blast wave and was not completely destroyed.
          2. donavi49
            donavi49 5 August 2020 18: 20 New
            14
            Two people were killed, 21 were injured.
            2 Bangladesh Navy crew died, 21 injured in the y'day's blast in Beirut! BNS Bijoy


            These are former British 80s Castle patrol ships, both sold to Bangladesh and refitted with Chinese assistance. They are used by the UN and he was from the UN in Beirut.



            I was lucky to be behind the granary.
            1. Insurgent
              Insurgent 5 August 2020 18: 22 New
              +7
              Quote: donavi49

              I was lucky to be behind the granary.

              yes But Lebanon was practically left without grain. The Lebanese Prime Minister announced that grain reserves remained barely for 30 days ...
              1. donavi49
                donavi49 5 August 2020 18: 25 New
                16
                They'll take you there, that's not a problem. There are enough supplies. In 30 days, you can even issue a new contract without haste, purchase it, take it to the terminal by train, charter a ship, take it and send it to mills in Lebanon.

                There is more likely a problem in the category of food safety, that the capacities have become much smaller, and a new grain storage, even in another place, will take a year and a half to build. And, as it were, there is no money for construction either, the city must be restored.
                1. Hog
                  Hog 5 August 2020 20: 48 New
                  +7
                  and a new granary, even in another place, will take a year and a half to build.

                  What for? Prefabricated metal structures in a month.
                2. Vadim237
                  Vadim237 5 August 2020 22: 44 New
                  +1
                  You can store grain in barrels.
                3. Petrik66
                  Petrik66 6 August 2020 10: 32 New
                  +2
                  It is far from easy. Now it is August, the grain in the same Russia or Ukraine of the new harvest should be harvested and worked on. You need to find free barges, river, sea or ships, but they do not stand like taxi drivers at the shopping center. so that. not earlier than the end of September. There is an option to ship grain from a strategic reserve, but this is a purely political decision. grain must not be stored on an un-equipped site or. in some kind of warehouse, it will rot. Then - where to unload? There is no infrastructure. better to carry flour, more sense, but it is much more expensive. In short, the world has acquired a bit of hemorrhoids, here you can't do with the Emergencies Ministry alone. Need a lot of money.
                  1. ufpb
                    ufpb 6 August 2020 13: 54 New
                    0
                    We have at the railway station 50 units of grain-carriers since February, and the harvest has already been harvested. North of Ukraine.
                    1. Petrik66
                      Petrik66 6 August 2020 14: 05 New
                      +1
                      The harvested grain must be dried, cleaned, etc., then processed from any rubbish such as weevils, etc., etc. And the main question is, who will pay for all this? IMF, EU, UN, USA? ... And the fact that grain carriers are standing is not the season. I wrote - September.
              2. tralflot1832
                tralflot1832 5 August 2020 19: 17 New
                +6
                We will ship as much from Novorossiysk, and the Lebanese will store the grain wherever it is.
                1. Insurgent
                  Insurgent 5 August 2020 19: 21 New
                  +1
                  Quote: tralflot1832
                  We will ship as much from Novorossiysk, and the Lebanese will store the grain wherever it is.

                  Here with storage, just apparently the problem. Obviously, they will most likely have to use dry cargo vessels delivering grain as temporary storage facilities ...
                  We'll have to negotiate with the shipowners ...
                  1. tralflot1832
                    tralflot1832 5 August 2020 19: 56 New
                    +2
                    The question of how much grain can be stored in a dry cargo grain carrier and whether there are such vessels as a class is a question for a specialist.
                    1. Ilshat
                      Ilshat 5 August 2020 21: 10 New
                      +2
                      There are steel elevators ...
                      If you strain for a month, you can deliver.
                      Or less.
                      But of course they are not as strong as the one that was.
                      1. tralflot1832
                        tralflot1832 5 August 2020 21: 13 New
                        -2
                        If there is such equipment, then you can guess three times. I bet on fellow Jews.
                      2. Ilshat
                        Ilshat 5 August 2020 21: 16 New
                        +3
                        And I - on the Chinese, from the availability of delivery, much faster: http://www.china-bridge.ru/catalog/zernoxranilishha-elevatory/
                    2. Andrey VOV
                      Andrey VOV 5 August 2020 22: 50 New
                      +1
                      you can only deliver a couple of cans in a month, this is at best, plus you need transport elements, strapping and much more ...
                    3. Ilshat
                      Ilshat 6 August 2020 12: 10 New
                      -1
                      A couple of cans in one place, a couple in another ...
                      About "transport elements" funny, not a swamp all around, on the dirt road train.
                      There would be a desire, the rest will follow.
                    4. Andrey VOV
                      Andrey VOV 6 August 2020 13: 29 New
                      0
                      Transport elements do not mean roads and machines, but belt and screw conveyors between bunkers, from the place of acceptance, to the places of unloading and moving grain.
              3. Andrey VOV
                Andrey VOV 5 August 2020 22: 51 New
                +1
                Panamas 20-25 thousand tons
              4. Petrik66
                Petrik66 6 August 2020 10: 37 New
                +1
                It is impossible, because during storage in a ship, there is a loss of gluten and grain from food turns into fodder. The favorite trick of Turkish buyers in Sinop was to turn the ship around for a couple of days, and then, the local SGS slowly starts to formalize its docks and you understand that there will be no business without bakshish. This works for beginners.
                1. tralflot1832
                  tralflot1832 6 August 2020 10: 46 New
                  0
                  I also suspected this, open the neck of the hold, close it again, open it again, etc., etc. The climate in the hold is lost. Clearly, the option with a vessel storage is not suitable. hi
                2. Andrey VOV
                  Andrey VOV 6 August 2020 13: 30 New
                  0
                  it is clear that it is impossible to store, I meant answering the question of a forum member that there are large ships. In this case, at the first stage, you can organize grain deliveries through Syria and Israel
                3. ufpb
                  ufpb 6 August 2020 13: 57 New
                  0
                  the main problem is that the grain cakes and starts to burn. In elevators, it is constantly moved from bank to bank.
                4. Andrey VOV
                  Andrey VOV 6 August 2020 14: 23 New
                  0
                  no, not constantly, but there are special regulations, zeono, like industrial crops, are laid for storage in accordance with GOST, for example, rapeseed, moisture no more than 8, litter 2 ... and lies calmly and does not ask to eat, wheat moisture no more than 14, with 2 .. at the same time, certain storage conditions are naturally maintained on the elevators .. when cultures arrive during sampling and if there is an excess, then drying and cleaning are performed, then after the laboratory is again stored
      2. bulava
        bulava 5 August 2020 19: 41 New
        +3
        I will not be surprised if they store in Haifa
      3. STORM 12
        STORM 12 6 August 2020 00: 24 New
        0
        Has all of the metal been unloaded yet?
        check
    2. Kunica
      Kunica 5 August 2020 23: 20 New
      -6
      However, there were fewer eaters either.
    3. ihnovich990
      ihnovich990 6 August 2020 04: 24 New
      -4
      Nothing, now Rossiyushka will help.
      1. Nastia makarova
        Nastia makarova 6 August 2020 08: 55 New
        +1
        help has already been sent
  2. Simple
    Simple 6 August 2020 09: 51 New
    0
    The granary worked like sandbags, that is, it absorbed some of the energy.
    Yes, this building saved many lives.
  3. Alex Justice
    Alex Justice 6 August 2020 12: 07 New
    0
    I was lucky to be behind the granary.

    Building builders should be rewarded for quality.
    1. Simple
      Simple 6 August 2020 14: 54 New
      0
      If there were no grain there, then the other half of the elevator would have been demolished .. Check out the cut-away video filmed behind the surviving wall.
  • kulinar
    kulinar 5 August 2020 18: 14 New
    +6
    Quote: Ilshat
    The two ships that stood side by side remained afloat!

    When "Ludwig Svoboda" exploded at the oil terminal in Ventspils, fifty meters from the epicenter, the BMRT "Dzintaryra" felt only a strong shock. And the whole city stood without glass.
    It all depends on how the shock wave went. Our house stood after Gagarin Park, and the blow passed over us, but the nine were less fortunate behind us.
    So anything is possible.
    1. Ren
      Ren 6 August 2020 07: 45 New
      0
      Quote: kulinar
      Our house stood after Gagarin Park

      Yeah, the Chelyabinsk meteorite explosion was impressive! wink
  • tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 5 August 2020 18: 16 New
    +7
    The boatswain tied it well to the pier. They stayed at the bow ends. I don’t envy the team for ventilation, the shock wave flew inside anyway. If they showed a full picture, the area of ​​continuous destruction would be much larger. And again welders. I sympathize and condole. There will be many victims.
  • Rocj
    Rocj 5 August 2020 18: 41 New
    +7
    On the side lies the Orient Queen cruise ship
  • RUSS
    RUSS 5 August 2020 21: 52 New
    +2
    Quote: Ilshat
    The two ships that stood side by side remained afloat!

    The Orient Queen cruise ship, owned by the Lebanese company Abou Merhi Group, sank after a powerful explosion in the port of the Lebanese capital
  • Simfy
    Simfy 5 August 2020 23: 32 New
    0
    afloat ... the hull is intact, the port buildings were protected a little, but I think the superstructures received huge damage (
  • Alex Justice
    Alex Justice 6 August 2020 12: 05 New
    0
    The two ships that stood side by side remained afloat!

    And one vanished.
  • NIKN
    NIKN 5 August 2020 18: 00 New
    +6
    The whole question is who will be in the dock after the incident
    If only this was the whole question. recourse
  • Narcologist
    Narcologist 5 August 2020 18: 28 New
    -15 qualifying.
    Quote: BARKAS
    Almost a tactical nuclear charge.

    And who applied it? Or planted it in advance?
    1. your1970
      your1970 5 August 2020 19: 01 New
      +5
      Halifax, Canada, early 20th century ... it happened before, in the pre-atomic era .......

      The force of the explosion was evidenced by the following facts: a 100-kilogram piece of steel frame "Mont Blanc" was found in a forest 12 miles from the city. The anchor spindle, which weighed about half a ton, flew over the North Arm and fell in the woods 2 miles from the explosion site. The four-inch cannon that was on the Mont Blanc's tank was found half-melted at the bottom of Lake Albro, a mile from the harbor. Bells rang in the churches from the shockwave within a radius of sixty miles. Modern researchers estimate the power of the Mont Blanc explosion at about 2,9 thousand tons of TNT.
  • voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 5 August 2020 21: 07 New
    11
    "Almost tactical nuclear charge" ////
    -----
    Not almost, but a real one, equivalent to 1.5 Kt of an atomic bomb,
    blown up at the level of the earth's surface.
    So everyone should think about whether it makes sense to start a nuclear war,
    if the tiniest atomic bomb does such enormous destruction. recourse
    1. Aibolit
      Aibolit 5 August 2020 22: 22 New
      10
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Not almost, but a real one, equivalent to 1.5 Kt of an atomic bomb,

      belay
      In 2013, there were 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate.
      You can safely assume that they stole, wetted, drained 10%, in the remainder 2475 tons
      NH4NO3->N2+0,5O2+2H2O+ 118 кДж/моль
      or 1,48 MJ / kg (but in theory). The actual heat of explosion is 0,96 MJ / kg (there are side reactions that are endothermic).
      This, in comparison with the heat of the explosion of RDX = 5,45 MJ / kg, is only 17%
      2475 tn * 17% = 420 tn (TNT or RDX, not the essence)
      0,42kT, but NOT
      Quote: voyaka uh
      1.5 ct atomic bomb,

      You made a mistake 4 times, but that's in theory
      It is not you and no one who ever initiates at the same time either 1500 tons of TNT or 2750 of ammonium nitrate, and you won't even blow up 100 tons.
      Undermine, but only 20-30% will "work"
      T.ch.
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Not almost, but the real, equivalent

      fool
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 5 August 2020 22: 39 New
        +8
        Thanks for the corrections. good
        But I especially liked your
        wonderful politeness. smile
        1. Kunica
          Kunica 5 August 2020 23: 25 New
          -2
          Ponted for all the money. Immediately see abrasion))
      2. LVMI1980
        LVMI1980 6 August 2020 00: 01 New
        +3
        these calculations do not fit the volumetric explosion
        1. Aibolit
          Aibolit 6 August 2020 12: 50 New
          -1
          Quote: LVMI1980
          these calculations do not fit the volumetric explosion

          Not true
          What would be the equivalent in terms of TNT mass, it is necessary to transfer ALL the mass of ammonium nitrate into dispersed dust or aerosol ...
          Only a question: WHO, or WHAT created a cloud of dust or vapor (gas) cloud THERE.
          the temperature of the product sent for storage should not be higher than + 55grC, bags are used as containers made of polyethylene or craft paper. The temperature at which active processes of oxidation of AC polyethylene and / or kraft paper begin is 270-280 / 220-230 degrees Celsius, respectively
      3. Boris ⁣ Shaver
        Boris ⁣ Shaver 6 August 2020 09: 29 New
        +2
        Thanks for the post. It's nice to suddenly read something accurate, which is not based on the abstract beliefs of the writer, but on good old phrases and formulas. Like a breath of clean air, right.

        Quote: Aibolit
        Neither you nor anyone else will ever initiate either 1500 tons of TNT or 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate at the same time, and you won't even detonate 100 tons.
        Undermine, but only 20-30% will "work"


        If, for example, 1500% of TNT works from 20 tons, then we can say that 300 tons were blown up simultaneously. And you write that you will not undermine even 100. According to this scheme, it turns out, as much as you want, if you lay 80% more than necessary))))
        It is clear that with an increase in the volume of explosives, these 20% will most likely turn into 10, 5, etc. But I wonder what is the limit?
        1. Aibolit
          Aibolit 6 August 2020 12: 55 New
          -1
          Quote: Boris ⁣Razor
          from 1500 tons TNT will work 20%, then we can say that 300 tons were blown up simultaneously. And you write that you will not undermine even 100.

          I will not say exactly the numbers, maybe 100, maybe 50 tons of TNT can be blown up at the same time.
          But I doubt it.
          It will just fly apart.
          OR you need to create special conditions (bunker / deepening, bomb)
          The minimum detonation velocity for solid (condensed) explosives is 1,2 km / s. The usual speed of detonation of industrial explosives is 2,5-6,5 km / s, and that of explosive chemical compounds is 7-9 km / s.
          vs
          The speed of propagation of the shock front is always greater than the speed of sound in a given medium and can reach values ​​of 2000 - 3000 m / s in a gas.
          the reactant begins to scatter without "reacting"
          Same problem
    2. forest1
      forest1 6 August 2020 07: 10 New
      +2
      By mechanical stress. Explosives are about twice as strong as nuclear. But thermal radiation gives much less. Roughly speaking, in nuclear power, the lion's share of energy is dissipated through thermal radiation.
  • shinobi
    shinobi 6 August 2020 01: 53 New
    +1
    So it is. According to experts, the explosion power is somewhere in the 1,5-2 kt. Modern tactical ones begin with 0,1 kt.
  • olegff68
    olegff68 5 August 2020 19: 02 New
    -3
    It’s all the same as it’s cloudy - from the school course I remember that ammonium nitrate is an oxidizing agent. In order for this oxidizer to be made by broads, you need to add at least hydrocarbons to it, and to enhance the effect - a number of other substances ... So what else are they stored next to / along with this saltpeter, in such large quantities ????
    1. Ilshat
      Ilshat 5 August 2020 19: 08 New
      +3
      Do not disgrace.
      Oxygen oxidizes hydrogen from ammonium, nitrogen is released free and an excess of oxygen is formed, therefore, to increase the power, fuel is added - diesel fuel, silver oil, etc.
      1. Radius
        Radius 5 August 2020 21: 53 New
        +3
        And what disgraced that? For a layman, I put it right.
        1. Ilshat
          Ilshat 5 August 2020 21: 55 New
          0
          Add not necessarily, pure ammonium nitrate explodes.
    2. Aibolit
      Aibolit 5 August 2020 22: 10 New
      +2
      Quote: olegff68
      It’s all the same as it’s cloudy - from the school course I remember that ammonium nitrate is an oxidizing agent.

      belay
      Awesome "oxidizer". You know that ammonium nitrate is a salt!
      Quote: Radius
      For a layman, this is quite correct.

      good
      NH4NO3->N2+0,5O2+2H2O+ 118 кДж/моль
      where is the oxidation reaction?
      KMnO4+KCl+H2SO4=Cl2+MnSO4+K2SO4+H2O
      fool
  • vkl.47
    vkl.47 5 August 2020 20: 57 New
    +1
    What a handy photo Israel got. As a hint
    1. Vladimir_6
      Vladimir_6 5 August 2020 23: 24 New
      -8
      Quote: vkl.47
      What a handy photo Israel got. As a hint

      Or a report on the work done.

      this is how a 500-kilogram volumetric detonating bomb explodes. These are designed to destroy well-fortified enemy bunkers. Large-caliber volumetric explosion ammunition is comparable in power to ultra-small tactical nuclear weapons, but they do not have a radiation effect of destruction.

      Israel pushes the US to war with Russia
      “Over the next 10 days, Israel will simulate a war with Hezbollah in its largest military exercise. Although this exercise is based on the Lebanese battlefield, the Syrian border is implied since Hezbollah and Iran have entered the positions of the Syrian regime. ”
      “There may be an Israeli tipping point that will force Israel to either come to terms with a permanent Iranian presence in Syria or significantly increase its activities in Syria, which will potentially escalate into a wider regional war.

      According to Yediot Aharonot, “Russia has deployed its state-of-the-art S-400 missile defense system near an Iranian weapons factory in Syria that allegedly produces long-range guided missiles for Hezbollah.
      When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu complained to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pravda reported that Putin's response to Netanyahu's complaints was that "Iran is Russia's strategic ally in the Middle East."
      So will Russia use its S-400 system against an IAF attack on its allies? To successfully attack Israel, Israel will need to destroy any S-400 system that defends the target.
      How will the Russians react to the death of Russian soldiers serving the S-400?
      http://ruspravda.info/Veterans-Today-Izrail-tolkaet-SSHA-na-voynu-s-Rossiey-28820.html
  • tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 5 August 2020 21: 49 New
    +2
    Quote: Ilshat
    2,7 thousand tons of ammonium nitrate

    Approximately such an explosion occurred in the port of Bombay on the ship "Fort Staykin" on April 14, 1944. Onboard there was a cargo of explosives with a total mass of over 1100 tons (bombs, detonators, shells, flares, torpedoes, mines, explosives), 1233 tons of raw cotton in 8737 bales, nine hundred bags of sulfur weighing 325 tons. A total of 376 deaths, 2408 people were admitted to hospitals. The body of the ship's captain Naismith has not been found. Almost one square mile of city blocks has been destroyed.
  • kulinar
    kulinar 5 August 2020 18: 00 New
    10
    It's good that Russia was not made responsible.
    Otherwise, the owner of the confiscated cargo was a Russian.
    True, it's been six years now.
    During this time, ammonium nitrate, at Mediterranean humidity, caked and compressed into ammonal.
    The responsibility lies entirely with the Lebanese civil service. The port authorities cannot do anything with the confiscated goods of their own accord.
    1. BARKAS
      BARKAS 5 August 2020 18: 22 New
      -2
      caked and compressed into ammonal.

      Moreover, all that is usually found in port warehouses is ammonal components.
      https://bo-ak.org/index.php/ru/podgotovka/boevie-sredstva/242-ammonal-5
    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent 5 August 2020 18: 26 New
      +8
      Quote: kulinar
      During this time, ammonium nitrate, at Mediterranean humidity, caked and compressed into ammonal.

      Of course she could, and of course it happened, but in Ammonal - a mixture of ammonium nitrate and TNT with the addition of powdered aluminum, could not turn in any way.
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      2. andreykolesov123
        andreykolesov123 5 August 2020 18: 53 New
        +4
        Quote: Narkolog

        Stop making excuses here and mention Russia too ..
        here I see your "goyim brother" came running .. And everyone calms us down, like an accidental explosion? Oh well ..

        Mic * n ??? Alive?
      3. Vitaly gusin
        Vitaly gusin 5 August 2020 19: 17 New
        0
        Quote: Narkolog
        What are you doing then?

        1. Vitaly gusin
          Vitaly gusin 5 August 2020 21: 01 New
          -2
          [quote = Vitaly Gusin] [quote = Narkolog] What are you doing then? [/ quote]
          Well, that was taken for treatment.
      4. Deniska999
        Deniska999 5 August 2020 19: 23 New
        0
        Maybe your beloved Hezbollah blew it up.
    4. syndicalist
      syndicalist 5 August 2020 19: 01 New
      -3
      How was it not laid? After the arrest of the ship, the Russian shipowner left him and the crew to fend for themselves. The crew was, in fact, imprisoned on the ship. Appeals to the Russian consulate and letters to Putin had no effect. In the end, the crew collected money from relatives, hired a lawyer and secured the opportunity to leave.
      So, everything is still ahead. There will be claims to both the ship owner and Russia.
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 5 August 2020 21: 44 New
        +5
        If the cargo was confiscated, then it is already Lebanese. The explosion is not on a ship, but in a Lebanese warehouse. Although, there will still be claims, because Russia is to blame for everything.
      2. Captain45
        Captain45 6 August 2020 10: 57 New
        +1
        Quote: syndicalist
        Appeals to the Russian consulate and letters to Putin had no effect. In the end, the crew collected money from relatives, hired a lawyer and secured the opportunity to leave.

        On "VVS" today there was an article about the ship and the cargo of saltpeter, which were confiscated from the interview of the ship's captain, but he did not mention the letters to Putin. He said that they turned to the embassy, ​​to the ship owner, and a lawyer was hired with money from the sale of ship diesel fuel and in general there were 4 crew members on the ship: the captain was a citizen of Russia and three sailors were citizens of Ukraine. They stayed on the ship because there was a small leak and it was necessary to pump out the water, no repairs were carried out and subsequently the ship sank, and the sailors left Lebanon after almost a year's sitting. The rest of the crew left almost immediately after the vessel was detained.
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    6. 76rtbr
      76rtbr 6 August 2020 07: 35 New
      0
      Cypriots (police) are already running ahead of the steam locomotive stumbling in search of the former Khabarovsk !!!
  • Azis
    Azis 5 August 2020 18: 01 New
    +5
    Judging by the 2nd photo, two ships were standing near the epicenter, they are unlikely to go anywhere now, and at the top the ship is also overturned. The dry dock, in short, was built ... It's a pity for those who died because of someone's carelessness - for 2 years the explosives were kept in the middle of the city.
    1. Ilshat
      Ilshat 5 August 2020 18: 05 New
      +1
      Instead of just picking up and transporting, they sued, examined competencies and ...
      To unload the ship - there were enough competencies, but to empty the warehouse - no longer!
      1. Azis
        Azis 5 August 2020 18: 14 New
        +3
        It is not clear why the ship was unloaded at all; they could have stored it on it by overtaking it to a relatively safe place - the owner of the cargo and the shipowner did not care about their fate. Moreover, according to AIS, the ship was there.
      2. kulinar
        kulinar 5 August 2020 18: 24 New
        +4
        Quote: Ilshat
        Instead of just picking up and transporting, they sued, examined competencies and ...
        To unload the ship - there were enough competencies, but to empty the warehouse - no longer!

        The first question: why were you detained?
        The vessel entered the port due to a technical failure.
        Dangerous cargo? Agricultural fertilizers that are used all over the world.
        The second question is, on what grounds were you detained?
        Was Mozambique under sanctions? In addition, the cargo came from the country of Western licking.
        1. Ilshat
          Ilshat 5 August 2020 18: 25 New
          +1
          It seems that they were detained for non-payment.
        2. your1970
          your1970 5 August 2020 19: 03 New
          +1
          Quote: kulinar
          Dangerous cargo? Agricultural fertilizers that are used all over the world.

          A very dangerous cargo. In the 20th century, several ships with such a load exploded.
        3. Mikhail Ya2
          Mikhail Ya2 6 August 2020 00: 06 New
          0
          As far as I understand, the ship entered the port of Beirut due to a malfunction. After repairs, the owner of the ship refused to pay, and the cargo was confiscated, for debts
  • Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 5 August 2020 18: 03 New
    +1
    Residents of Beirut, hold on, we mourn with you.
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    2. seregin-s1
      seregin-s1 5 August 2020 18: 58 New
      +1
      I join. To heal the wounded, to rest the dead.
  • sedoj
    sedoj 5 August 2020 18: 07 New
    -4
    This is what "high art" means: instead of putting things in order, I would rather express my feelings in music by playing the piano. The main thing is to have a mask on your face. Suddenly the crown appears in the broken windows.
  • Thrifty
    Thrifty 5 August 2020 18: 08 New
    +4
    It would be better if the Lebanese then let this silitra go to Mozambique! request And, this tragedy would not have happened! !!
    1. syndicalist
      syndicalist 5 August 2020 19: 03 New
      +5
      Greed was higher than the instinct for self-preservation.
      1. bulava
        bulava 5 August 2020 19: 38 New
        +5
        Maybe not greed, but banal carelessness
    2. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 5 August 2020 19: 04 New
      +7
      A rich harvest would grow on the fields fertilized with this saltpeter. And the Mozambicans would feed their children with it. And they would run contentedly and illuminate the world around them with the bright rays of their laughter.
      And here's how it came out. This is the fate. During such tragedies ... you grieve for your own kind and involuntarily think that this wonderful world and your great life ... everything can go out forever with the speed of propagation of a shock wave ... Choi said about this. We are all blades of grass in the vortex of the Universe.
      ... but we're happy.
      thank you and sing.
      After all, we have a heart ...
      1. depressant
        depressant 5 August 2020 20: 40 New
        0
        Thunderbolt, thanks! I listened, remembered, ached ...
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      1. Thrifty
        Thrifty 5 August 2020 19: 14 New
        +2
        Narcologist - first get acquainted with the side of the question, the Internet will help you. ..
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  • Free wind
    Free wind 5 August 2020 18: 22 New
    +5
    They confiscated, the ship was taken away and their caps were thrown into the air. 27000 tons is a solid figure, if the chef is not lying to us, maybe we can still remove the zero. And so the customs worked well, no enemies are needed. If you don't know what to do with such contraband, it is better to stay away from it. Here is the same sloppiness. They piled the saltpeter in a heap and forgot about it. They confiscated the firecrackers, piled them on saltpeter, and forgot about it. The roof leaked in the hangar, they sent Rafshan Mangalov to brew, so we managed. And who is to blame ?????? ........ right!
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    1. donavi49
      donavi49 5 August 2020 18: 35 New
      +7
      Well, this is Lebanon, especially since there were exacerbations - probably just one of the Eros (by the way, withdrawn by Roskosmos) flew in the right position, shooting the south of Syria and Lebanon to a heap.

      By the way, the Egyptian liner sank, and several crew members were also killed there.



      1. donavi49
        donavi49 5 August 2020 18: 42 New
        +6
        So others are taking pictures, there are now a full house of satellites, no matter how an accident happens wassat

        European satellite WorldView-2 from private trader ESI


        American SkySat from private owner Planetlabs


        Watermelon is a satellite in the interests of CNES


        And even Roskosmos - Canopus


        Maksar too, they filmed last time in June - https://twitter.com/Maxar/status/1291021268737765376
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        2. Free wind
          Free wind 5 August 2020 19: 47 New
          +1
          Something Roscosmos has very weak equipment.
          1. slipped
            slipped 5 August 2020 20: 12 New
            13
            Quote: Free Wind
            Something Roscosmos has very weak equipment.


            The equipment is normal there. Canopus-V is a small civilian satellite for specific missions. If high resolution is required, then shoot by Resource.
            1. slipped
              slipped 6 August 2020 16: 50 New
              +2
              Here's a shot by Resource



              direct link https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EevayJLX0AcsTGN?format=jpg&name=4096x4096
    2. Vitaly gusin
      Vitaly gusin 5 August 2020 19: 04 New
      +5
      Quote: Narkolog
      . And maybe they will also show who shot down the Boeing in the Donbas?

      Schaub worried about Israel, as Israel worries about Donbass!
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  • Sun say
    Sun say 5 August 2020 18: 40 New
    +2
    On one of the resources it is said about the force of the explosion of about 1900 tons of TNT, when the saltpeter was about 2700 tons, which is doubtful that it was only saltpeter.
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  • lBEARl
    lBEARl 5 August 2020 18: 47 New
    +5
    With such an explosion and such destruction, what are the 100 dead ?! The bodies of firefighters and port workers simply dematerialized.
  • megadeth
    megadeth 5 August 2020 19: 04 New
    -14 qualifying.
    Our country flies into an economic hole, and our brains are clogged with this explosion, we send 5 planes ...? They themselves have fires, floods, a pandemic ... We squander our forces and means, and most importantly specialists ... we risk people.
    1. Narcologist
      Narcologist 5 August 2020 19: 46 New
      0
      The deflection is counted .. Go get 30 dollars or whatever is more convenient for you))))
      1. megadeth
        megadeth 6 August 2020 11: 05 New
        -2
        Smoke and chew the toadstools further ..
    2. gorenina91
      gorenina91 6 August 2020 04: 56 New
      -1
      Our country flies into an economic hole, and our brains are clogged with this explosion, we send 5 planes ...? They themselves have fires, floods, a pandemic ... We squander our forces and means, and most importantly specialists ... we risk people.

      - I absolutely agree with you ... - "Got the topic" ... - and there are no more problems ...
      - The entire world community simply sends telegrams to Lebanon at the government level ... - with notes of "sympathy and support" (well, some may still send a small batch of medicines and humanitarian aid ... - a small "jeep truck" the size of a Hummer. .. -not more) ... -and that's all ... -What else ???
      -But Russia, as always, in its "hysterical repertoire" (it is necessary for the "brothers" to help) ... -A series of cargo planes with medical equipment has already been sent (and this is just the beginning); blood transfusion and service stations; consignments of humanitarian aid and the deployment of vaccination and medical aid stations; construction equipment with service personnel and so on ... and so on ... -In a word, everything that the "simple grassroots population" of Russia urgently needs ... -I will not mention the natural disaster zones ...- floods and fires, where many residents of Russia have lost their property and shelter ... -That would be for them ...- our citizens ...- all this help ... the one that "flew" to Lebanon ... -that's how it is everything would be useful for us ... - and it would not be enough ... - for all our Russians in trouble ...
      -But ...- alas ...
      - Personally, I would not be surprised if Russia (at its own expense ... of course) also begins to rebuild the port in Lebanon and rebuild houses for the Lebanese ... - Such are the things ...
      1. 76rtbr
        76rtbr 6 August 2020 08: 03 New
        -1
        correct judgment, otherwise the survivors are sitting here, "more help" does not understand who, but the country is a mess, everything is being cut, destroyed, schools and hospitals, people are penny compensations for past floods, salaries in the Far East up to 20 tons. do not hold out !! you go to the clinic in the morning and make an appointment for this day to the doctor, you will be surprised how you will be "sent" to a month later or to a paid one, where the same
        bl..th oh doctor !! so help, pack your things on the way to rebuild Beirut at your own expense and not at the expense of our taxes and "cut" pensions, it was "funny" as they said in the pension fund, all Russians will receive an E-score !!
  • 7,62h54
    7,62h54 5 August 2020 19: 36 New
    0
    Lebanon was removed from the Iranian axis, creating a monstrous problem. Now the country will be mired for a long time in the restoration of infrastructure and internecine squabbles.
  • Old26
    Old26 5 August 2020 19: 48 New
    13
    Quote: Sun Say
    On one of the resources it is said about the force of the explosion of about 1900 tons of TNT, when the saltpeter was about 2700 tons, which is doubtful that it was only saltpeter.

    Why. Non-caked saltpeter has a TNT equivalent of 0,15-0,16, caked - about 0,65. Multiplying 2750 by 0,65, we get 1785 tons. Therefore, most often they write 1700-1800, that is, the power is actually almost TWO kilotons ...
  • vadivm59
    vadivm59 5 August 2020 20: 03 New
    +2
    full nonsense about saltpeter. well, it doesn’t explode on its own. before retirement, he worked at an enterprise where industrial explosives were produced. A MIXTURE OF NITRATE AND TROTIL. I worked as a gas cutter. I personally heated saltpeter with a cutter, melts, bubbles and spreads, and that's all. She needs an explosive explosion so that it reacts and increases the power of the explosion. But there is complete nonsense about welding.
    1. Topgun
      Topgun 5 August 2020 20: 24 New
      +3
      so you read - welding work at the 9th warehouse (there was pyrotechnics there) and saltpeter at the 12th warehouse
  • Narcologist
    Narcologist 5 August 2020 20: 11 New
    -24 qualifying.
    ALL my comments have been deleted! Rejoice forum users "Moses and their goyim" ..
    How can I communicate with you?
    Still, I was always right about your tribe ..
    Well, all the guys .. Now I will have a control shot))))
    Hear Jews Beyond Furry .. hi
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    2. Ilshat
      Ilshat 5 August 2020 21: 40 New
      -7
      And this powerlessly malicious screeching makes me very happy.
      1. indy424
        indy424 5 August 2020 22: 44 New
        +4
        this is echo, habibi
  • Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 5 August 2020 20: 59 New
    13
    Quote: Volga073
    Israelite and blew up.
    The Jews are the Jews.

    And stupid people remain stupid people.
  • bumerang.
    bumerang. 5 August 2020 21: 14 New
    +2
    An explosion at a chemical plant in Oppau is a serious man-made disaster that occurred on September 21, 1921 at the BASF chemical plant, located near the town of Oppau, Palatinate region, which at that time was part of Bavaria (now part of the city of Ludwigshafen am Rhein, land Rhineland-Palatinate), and caused massive casualties and significant destruction.

    The explosion occurred at an aniline dye and fertilizer plant, which also produced explosive components and the poisonous gas phosgene. A few months before the disaster, a serious accident had already occurred at the enterprise, resulting in the death of a hundred people: a container in which nitrogen and hydrogen were mixed had exploded.
    The immediate cause of the tragedy was the detonation when explosives were used to crush caked stocks of ammonium sulfate and nitrate [1], which were stored in anticipation of the seasonal peak of sales of agricultural fertilizers in a nearby depleted clay quarry [2]. Prior to that, for a long time, cardboard tubes with black powder that did not cause detonation were used for these purposes. However, the explosive contractor decided to save money and used a more powerful explosive to loosen the caked salts - recarok (a mixture of berthollet salt with gasoline) [2], which initiated the detonation of the explosive mixture [3]. Exploded 12 thousand tons of a mixture of sulfate and ammonium nitrate, the energy of the explosion was estimated at 4-5 kilotons of TNT equivalent [2].

    Monument at the Oppau cemetery
    In Oppau, out of 1000 buildings, 800 were destroyed, and 7500 people were left homeless [4]. The explosion destroyed the nearby villages of Frankenthal and Edigheim. Trains standing at nearby stations were thrown off the tracks, and within a radius of 70 km, including the cities of Ludwigshafen and Mannheim, windows were shattered in all buildings [5], the sound of an explosion was heard even in Munich, located 300 km away. After the explosion, which left a funnel measuring 90 x 125 m and a depth of 20 m, a strong fire started, which was extinguished only a few days later. 561 people became victims of the disaster, over one and a half thousand were injured and burned [1].
    The unprecedented power of the explosion, decades later, caused rumors that a nuclear charge, designed by "the brilliant minds of Germany" [6], allegedly exploded in Oppau.
    The disaster in Oppau served to describe the explosion of the chemical plant "Aniline Company" in Germany in the novel by A. N. Tolstoy "The Hyperboloid of Engineer Garin"
  • sergo1914
    sergo1914 5 August 2020 21: 17 New
    +1
    I saw the title photo and shuddered. Not a fig for myself in Israel satellites. They fly at low level.
  • Vitaly gusin
    Vitaly gusin 5 August 2020 21: 38 New
    +5
    On Wednesday, August 5, the Tel Aviv City Hall was illuminated in the colors of the Lebanese flag.
    Thus, the inhabitants of Tel Aviv expressed their solidarity with the people of Lebanon, in which the largest man-made disaster of the 21st century took place.
  • 123456789
    123456789 5 August 2020 21: 40 New
    -3
    That's how IIIWW started
  • Radius
    Radius 5 August 2020 21: 50 New
    +3
    With the explosion, in general, everything is clear. But where were all these satellites when Boeing was shot down over Donbass?
    1. 76rtbr
      76rtbr 6 August 2020 08: 06 New
      0
      because it is so necessary for the Washington regional committee and the banderlog
  • 123456789
    123456789 5 August 2020 21: 58 New
    -1
    Quote: vadivm59
    complete nonsense about saltpeter. well, it does not explode by itself. before retirement, he worked at an enterprise where industrial explosives were produced. A MIXTURE OF NITRATE AND TROTIL. I worked as a gas cutter. I personally heated saltpeter with a cutter, melts, bubbles and spreads, that's all.she needs an explosive blast so that it reacts and increases the power of the explosion. And there is complete nonsense about welding.

    detonator
    the cloud is more like a thermonuclear explosion of ultra-low power
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 5 August 2020 23: 01 New
      +4
      If it were a low-power thermonuclear explosion, there would be a flash and dosimeters would go off scale in Israel, and by the decay components in the air, they would have long ago determined that it was a nuclear explosion.
  • Radius
    Radius 5 August 2020 22: 00 New
    0
    Quote: Ilshat
    Add not necessarily, pure ammonium nitrate explodes.

    You forgot to say that ... "under certain conditions." And these conditions were created by long-term storage, hot and humid climate and + the presence of an elevator nearby! Do not forget about this. Respectfully...
    1. Ilshat
      Ilshat 6 August 2020 04: 06 New
      +1
      No, I didn’t forget.
      Explodes reliably with sufficient initiation, from a stick or the like.
  • frei67
    frei67 5 August 2020 22: 15 New
    +6
    I liked the answer of one comrade from "in contact" (yes, let me excuse for copying) - "Razdolbai Igor Grechushkin from Khabarovsk in 2014 decided on his Rhosus ship to transport 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate from Georgia to Africa. The ship at the gouging was in a doltish state and broke down , so he had to dock in Beirut for repairs. Razdolbai owed a lot of money to creditors, so the Lebanese authorities arrested the ship and confiscated the cargo. Lenders were gouges, they did not want to bother with saltpeter, and put a bolt on it. The Lebanese authorities were also gouging, they unloaded saltpeter to a warehouse in the port, but they put on it not only a bolt, but also a bunch of junk, among which there was a load of firecrackers. Saltpeter lay in the warehouse for six (!) years, until the gouging warehouse needed repair, and the gouging called welders. gouges and did not take care of safety. The firecrackers caught fire and scattered around the warehouse, the entire gouging warehouse caught fire, and then 2750 tons of gouges exploded ai saltpeter and smashed half of Beirut. "
    1. Operator
      Operator 5 August 2020 23: 01 New
      +1
      Grechushkin's creditors were gouges in the square - according to their writ of execution, the port of Beirut arrested a ship with cargo, which cost a lot of money, but the creditors did not lift a finger to take the escheat property into their ownership either immediately or for 6 years.

      Or there was no writ of execution (by decision of the arbitration tribunal), but there was a classic raider seizure of the property of a Russian citizen, carried out by the hands of Beirut port employees for a small bribe. Then the legally suspended position of saltpeter becomes clear for as many as 6 years.
      1. Simple
        Simple 6 August 2020 09: 43 New
        -1
        The port administration is responsible for cargo in the port (especially in terms of safety during storage), and not Grechushkin's creditors.
        Now in the Western media, the mainstream is the "stoning" of the Lebanese government.
        Узrest for Russia and its citizens.
        1. Operator
          Operator 6 August 2020 10: 10 New
          -3
          I was talking about the ownership of the cargo, and not about the responsibility for its storage.

          Take care of your Israeli terrorists.
  • iouris
    iouris 5 August 2020 23: 25 New
    0
    Entropy is growing. Hope: while there is such a mess in this world, it is very difficult to organize a world war.
  • Mikhail Ya2
    Mikhail Ya2 6 August 2020 00: 11 New
    +2
    The author does not know the difference between radius and diameter lol
    1. iouris
      iouris 6 August 2020 14: 25 New
      0
      (For advanced users) Who knows? Don't find fault. A long time ago the parodist Ivanov came across a poem. Pomnitz there were these words: "The area of ​​the circle is two pi er ..."
  • Whirlwind
    Whirlwind 6 August 2020 06: 48 New
    +2
    Who owned the warehouse? Who is six years old! paid for storage of 2 tons of saltpeter?
    ! Who, who is 6 years old! paid for storage in the capital of the country 2 700! explosive cargo ?!
    "The one who pays and orders the" tune "...
    1. Oleg Olkha
      Oleg Olkha 6 August 2020 12: 11 New
      +1
      Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi said the government had decided not to conduct an international investigation into the explosion. Major Michael Lobovikov, the commander of the National Rescue Unit of the IDF Logistics Service, said, “Hezbollah has already deployed its units around the explosion zone. And the last people they want to see there now are the Israelis…” Naturally, all air samples have already been taken and analyzed for components of the explosion Israelis and Americans. So far, purely visually, it is assumed the presence of lithium (orange-red color), which is a component of solid rocket fuel, which does not exclude the "contribution" of ammonium nitrate and the like. Too little time has passed for reliable statements ...
    2. Mikhail Ya2
      Mikhail Ya2 6 August 2020 19: 28 New
      0
      Here conspiracy theories began
      “Where there was once a warehouse near the port, there is now only a huge crater. (...) The world is asking the question: why were thousands of tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate stored like a time bomb in the port? Bild investigation reveals: a terrorist organization Hezbollah is at least involved in the tragedy, if not solely responsible for it. "
      After the ship Rhosus was detained in the port of Beirut, "the owner of the ship disappeared with his money, and the alleged buyers in Mozambique" did not show any movement, "the then captain of the ship, Boris Prokoshev, told Radio Liberty.
      "A suspicion arises: the alleged delivery of goods to Africa was only a pretext to deliver explosives to Hezbollah's reach," the authors of the article, Mohammad Rabi and Julian Repke, believe.
      "The Lebanese firm Majid Shammas & CO., Which almost has the same name as the city of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights conquered by Israel in 1967, offered to buy almost 2014 thousand tons of explosives in early 3. The company was already secretly selling explosives to the Syrian dictator Assad in 2013. - one of Hezbollah's closest allies, the newspaper writes.
      "The customs documents in Bild's possession show that in August 2016 and June 2017, two customs directors pressured a Lebanese court to approve the purchase of the substance by a firm apparently close to Hezbollah. documents, it was about "dangerous materials", "which are stored in a warehouse in inappropriate external conditions." Second, "the cargo, on the recommendation of the army, can also be sold to the Lebanese company Majid Shammas, specializing in explosives."
      “However, the judge was stubborn. For unknown reasons, he did not answer“ yes ”or“ no. ”One of the insiders said in a conversation with Bild: it may have been an act of civil disobedience to prevent the Hezbollah terrorist organization from taking possession of the explosive substance ".
      “It is also known that the judge’s resistance led to the time bomb still being in the port of Beirut and forgotten over the years. Hezbollah knew that 2750 tons of the substance could be accessed at any time and therefore refrained from trying again. take it over. "
      "However, the Bild investigation shows that terrorists tried other ways to gain access to the highly explosive ammonium nitrate in other ways between 2012 and 2016."
      "Target: to strike at Jewish and Israeli targets around the world. Therefore, between the supply of ammonium nitrate to Beirut and new attempts by terrorists there to take possession of the substance, there is a temporary relationship," the newspaper says.
      "Just a few weeks ago, Israel killed a member of a terrorist group in Damascus, Syria in a targeted airstrike. Hezbollah vowed revenge, and Israel was preparing for an emergency on its northern border."
      "The port administration has reacted to the terrorist group's next interest in explosives? This is supported by the fact that the fire in the warehouse allegedly started during welding work on the building gates. Customs officers tried to protect the explosive from theft, local media reported. On Wednesday evening, Lebanese the government has sent several port employees under arrest ... ", writes Bild.
  • Gust
    Gust 6 August 2020 13: 51 New
    +1
    Caked saltpeter is very dangerous. In the USSR, there was a similar explosion on the outskirts of the city of Sasovo, it seems. Saltpeter was stored in the field.
  • Normal ok
    Normal ok 6 August 2020 18: 32 New
    0
    In 1917, the steamer Mont Blanc exploded in the Canadian port of Halifax. In its holds were: 2300 tons of picric acid, 200 tons of trinitrotoluene and 10 tons of cotton, prepared for the production of gunpowder. There were iron barrels on the bow of the steamer, they contained 35 tons of liquid fuel. The city was completely demolished. History teaches that no one learns anything from it ... ((((
  • xomaNN
    xomaNN 7 August 2020 12: 57 New
    0
    Life smears the likelihood of catastrophe due to sloppiness almost evenly throughout the world. Not only to us, at home. It is a pity that people who were clearly not involved in this are dying. The French must undertake to rebuild, Lebanon is their fiefdom. Or again, Putin will decide instead of his Siberian disasters to throw money on the Lebanese ??
  • tech3030
    tech3030 7 August 2020 17: 48 New
    0
    We must already start looking closely at the welders, they have long arms, a US landing ship, Kuznetsov, French apl .... This is sarcasm, of course, but ....