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The captain gave the details of the arrest in Beirut of a vessel loaded with ammonium nitrate

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Капитан рассказал подробности ареста в Бейруте судна с грузом аммиачной селитры

Tanker Rhosus with ammonium nitrate was unloaded at Lebanese port after the crew left the ship, arrested for debt. About the Agency TASS said the former captain Boris Prokoshev.

According to him, the ship had gone to Beirut because the owner — Khabarovsk businessman Igor Grechushkin — decided to take the additional load. “The cargo was very heavy for us, we are unable to accept,” he explained.

The Agency interlocutor also told that the crew refused to continue after it became clear that the previous team owner a few months without pay. The ship “arrested for what he has not paid the penalty, the penalty for abandoning cargo, failure to pay port fees, agent to the pilot he did not pay,” said the captain.

In the end, the crew carried on the ship a total of 11 months. The team hired a lawyer in Lebanon with funds obtained from the sale of the fuel from the tanker. The court was three months and the judge ordered the government to release the Russians from the country. “We closed the ship, locks all the rooms closed, the keys I gave the migration service, the documents were all in the cabin, and flew away. And then I wrote to the lawyer, he told me that the ship unloaded,” said Prokoshev.

Earlier on August 5, it became known that the security service of Cyprus began to find associated with the explosion in Beirut Russian Igor Grechushkina. At the same time in the Cypriot police don’t know anything about the whereabouts Grechushkina, or the fact that he allegedly resides in the country.

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.

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