Ship carrying ammonium nitrate behind Beirut blast passed through Istanbul

Ship carrying ammonium nitrate behind Beirut blast passed through Istanbul

The thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate, stored in a warehouse at Beirut’s main port, which most likely caused the catastrophic explosion that killed more than 135 people in the Lebanese capital was transferred from Georgia to the city via the Istanbul and Çanakkale straits in September 2013, according to Maritime Bulletin, a news site that covers stories about merchant ships.

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