A general view of the area damaged by a massive explosion and a blast wave, in Beirut, Lebanon August 5, 2020 in this picture obtained from social media. Picture taken with a drone. Instagram/ @Rabzthecopter/via REUTERS
The get a better idea of the ships that were in port on the day of the massive explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, we turn to AIS data provided Spire Global, a satellite data specialist.
According to Spire, the ships in port at the time of the August 4 explosion included:
CMA CGM Lyra (Current Status: Moored in Beirut)
Transporter (Current Status: Underway using Engine)
Mero Star (Current Status: Out of Range/Not Reporting)
City of Rome (Current Status: Moored in Beirut)
Pacific M (Current Status: Underway Using Engine)
Raouf H (Current Status: Out of Range/Not Reporting)
FK Hatice (Current Status: At Anchor off Triploi)
Jouri (Current Status: Moored)
Orient Queen (Current Status: Capsized)
Baltagi 20 (Current Status: Out of Range)
Baltagi 17 (Current Status: Out of Range)
Baltagi 19 (Current Status: Out of Range)
DPS Tramonte (Current Status: Out of Range)
Two vessels were seen moored at the end of the wharf where the explosion occurred – the Mero Star and Raouf H. The Orient Queen cruise ship, moored across the harbor from the blast, subsequently capsized.
Photos show the two additional ships – Abou Karim III and Abou Karim I – that were moored along the same wharf where the explosion took place. As you can see from the photo below, the Abou Karim I has now also capsized.
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