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Yep. I read today that the shipment was from Russia to Mozambique, in 2014. The Russian company ran out of money and tried to pickup extra cargo in Beirut. They apparently failed some inspections and they were prevented leaving port. The crew Mutinied due to not being paid and not being given enough food. Company went out of business.

2700 Tons of Ammonium Nitrate fertilizer was left in Beirut. The port authority tried MANY TIMES to get rid of the cargo, which eventually was moved to the building. Obviously, without an "owner" it was not maintained.

Texas City explosion in Galveston was a bit over 2000 short tons. This was almost 50% larger.
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