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SCW NEWSWATCH: "Beirut explosion linked to Russian ship storing ammonium nitrate left in port, called 'floating bomb'; Officials warned the ship was 'a floating bomb.'" - Fox 8.6.20

"Investigators probing the devastating blast in Beirut that killed at least 135 people and injured 5,000 more are pointing to a Russian ship docked ... for nearly seven years without appropriate security precautions .... The Russian vessel, named , carrying agricultural fertilizer with 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate ... en route to Mozambique hit a financial snag and docked ... in 2013 .... Lebanon’s director of customs ... repeatedly sent letters to the judiciary ... warn[ing] that the cargo was the equivalent of 'a floating bomb,' but the warnings went unheeded. ..."

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