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Re: Ships Damaged in Beirut Blast
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2020, 06:41:03 AM »
Just realized that little coaster that was closest to the blast "jumped" on top of the quay.

The small vessel was the coastal tanker Amadeo II - better known in UK waters as Pia Theresa.

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Re: Ships Damaged in Beirut Blast
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2020, 04:34:32 PM »
Abou Karim I (ex Hascosay) has now capsized.  :(

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Re: Ships Damaged in Beirut Blast
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2020, 09:32:32 PM »
I've shortened the title to make it clear that this topic covers all ships damaged at Beirut

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Re: Ships Damaged in Beirut Blast
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2020, 10:35:00 AM »
Orient Queen x Vistamar - damaged in the Beirut explosion
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Re: Ships Damaged in Beirut Blast
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2020, 10:37:58 AM »
The list of ships in the port at the time of the blast - as of day of blast
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Re: Ships Damaged in Beirut Blast
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2020, 11:18:18 AM »
Last on that list should read DPS TRAMONTANE (IMO 7521778)

Here is a more comprehensive list: https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/several-vessels-near-to-location-of-huge-explosion-in-port-of-beirut/

Also in port were:
Bangladeshi corvette BIJOY (on UN duties) - damaged and is being replaced by BNS SHONGRAM
The two laid-up livestock carriers (ABOU KARIM I and ??)
and maybe other laid-up vessels

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Re: Ships Damaged in Beirut Blast
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2020, 06:30:21 PM »
A screen copy of Marinetrafic just after the blast.
The # are added (laid-up ships).

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Re: Ships Damaged in Beirut Blast
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Re: Ships Damaged in Beirut Blast
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2020, 10:00:13 PM »
Denis,
TRANSPORTER is a live-stock (IMo8701387).
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2978158
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Re: Ships Damaged in Beirut Blast
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2020, 07:38:30 AM »
Hello Denis,

Your TRANSPORTER (9204714) was sold together with sistership TRACER (9204702) by BigLift (Dutch) , to unknown byers in june 2019.
Since then both ships are laid-up !!! in Massawa Ethiopia
Suspended from Bureau Veritas since july first 2019 !!

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Re: Ships Damaged in Beirut Blast
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2020, 12:17:08 AM »
There are a couple of other ships present at the explosion, which I have not seen identified - probably laid up - moored on the long breakwater (to the west of where RHOSUS previously sank).   They are in the top left of these two before-and-after satellite images.  I am particularly interested in what looks like a small white passenger ship or large yacht:
Before: https://news.files.bbci.co.uk/vj/live/idt-images/image-slider-Beirutsatellite/BEIRUT976BEFORE_r9smf.jpg
After: https://news.files.bbci.co.uk/vj/live/idt-images/image-slider-Beirutsatellite/beirutafter976_ny36m.jpg
You can see it in profile in this photo in full view:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Port_of_Beirut_15-8-2020.jpg

There's also a small tanker visible in that photo, just above the ruins of the silo.

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Re: Ships Damaged in Beirut Blast
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2020, 04:45:51 AM »
I am particularly interested in what looks like a small white passenger ship or large yacht:

Looking at back imagery in Google Earth, the vessel seems to have arrived in Beirut sometime in 2010, and shortly after had some modifications done to the superstructure amidships.

A likely candidate that's been photographed in Beirut, and has a matching profile and hull shape is BLUE DAWN (IMO 5364073): http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1520414
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Re: Ships Damaged in Beirut Blast
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2020, 01:24:15 PM »
Looks a good match Kyle. Thanks.