Ammonium nitrate, arrested in the port of Beirut, intended for a plant for the production of industrial explosives in Mozambique. This is stated in the documents that “Mediazone” gave the former captain of the ship Rhosus Boris Prokoshev.
He showed a copy of the bill of lading in which the sender of dangerous goods is JSC “Rustavi Azot”, recipient — international Bank of Mozambique. In the “Notify on arrival” stated the company Fabrica de Explosivos.
Earlier Prokoshev said that the ship was arrested, the shipowner “has not paid the penalty, the penalty for the rejection of cargo and non-payment of port charges”. He explained that the ship had gone to Beirut because the owner — Khabarovsk businessman Igor Grechushkin — decided to take the additional weight, however that proved to be unaffordable.
A powerful explosion occurred in the port area on the evening of 4 August. The damage done to the many quarters of the city, the blast were hurt, the Embassy of Russia. According to the latest data, injured more than 4 thousand people, at least 300 thousand lost their homes. Found the bodies of more than a hundred dead.
In law enforcement bodies of Lebanon said that the explosion happened at the time of welding. The Prime Minister of Lebanon Hassan Diyab said that the explosion occurred due to storage in a warehouse in the seaport capital of 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate for six years. When this volatile substance was there no preventive measures and threatened the security of citizens, said Diyab.