Explosive material that may have been the cause of the devastating blast in Beirut on Tuesday had been stored in the port since 2013 after a tanker was impounded there, according to a verified legal note circulating online.
Satellite images released the day after a devastating explosion erupted at #Beirut port show a portion of the land - where a warehouse that housed 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded - carved out due to the sheer force of the blast.https://t.co/8KYzX25cnr pic.twitter.com/U8lQjBOIUA— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 6, 2020
Legal note from Lebanese law firm Baroudi & Associates acting on behalf of “various creditors” against the Rhosus vessel. (Photo via ShipArrested.com)
Lots of talk about the Rhosus, its movements in 2013 and 2014, and its possible involvement in yesterday's explosion in #Beirut. We've put together a heat map of the vessel’s movements during that time period.#BeirutExplosion pic.twitter.com/zzeDKRRcwY— MarineTraffic (@MarineTraffic) August 5, 2020
Map shows the last recorded location of the Rhosus in 2014 located opposite the hanger which exploded in Beirut port on Tuesday. (Photo via GPS Coorindates)