A massive fire erupted at the Port of Beirut on September 10, just after a month of the devastating explosion. A warehouse full of tires and oil within the port’s free zone burned down.
An explosion took place onboard the product tanker Trung Thao 36 BLC at Dung Quat Port in Quang Ngai of Vietnam on September 8. Due to the fire one crew member died.
Following the explosion at the Port of Beirut on August 4, World Bank issued an initial damage assessment informing stakeholders on the disaster effects (damages and indirect losses) and the recovery and reconstruction needs.
The Port of Beirut is now operating at full capacity, the port’s director said Thursday, less than a month after a devastating explosion that destroyed the port and the surrounding areas.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the explosion and subsequent sinking of barge Alaganik in the Canal Passage, off Alaska in July 2019, which resulted in one fatality. The investigation identified ignition of gasoline vapor from a fuel cargo tank as key cause of the accident.
Following the explosion at the port of Beirut, the port area is now operating normally. Thus, the FBI reported that they are entering the investigation, while CMA CGM announced that they resume port calls.
Following the recent incident in the port of Beirut, the port is currently closed with all traffic being diverted to the port of Tripoli, Lebanon.
Two huge explosions have rocked Beirut, killing at least 78 people, while injuring thousands more. Initial reports suggest that a fireworks warehouse was involved in the explosion.
A fire had broken out on June 4 on board board Hoegh Xiamen, which is still burning but is now under control, according the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department. The fire had caused an explosion which injured eight fire fighters. All 21 crew members are safe.
A total of 32 people were injured after an explosion at South Korea’s Lotte Chemical plant at Daesan Port, in the southwestern city of Seosan, which made the company to shut its naphtha cracker.
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