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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:
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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