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Cyprus police question man over links to Beirut chemicals cargo

1 month ago   |   By National Post

NICOSIA - Cyprus has located and questioned a Russian man named in multiple news reports as the owner of the ship that carried a cargo of ammonium nitrate abandoned in Beirut and that exploded in a devastating fireball.
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The ship carrying the ammonium nitrate that blew up in Beirut was abandoned in 2014 by a Russian businessman, who has said nothing since the explosion

The ship carrying the ammonium nitrate that blew up in Beirut was abandoned in 2014 by a Russian businessman, who has said nothing since the explosion

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

A cargo ship that brought 2,750 tons of explosive material to Beirut in 2013 belonged to Russian businessman Igor Grechushkin, the ship's former captain told Radio Free Europe .
The cargo was impounded in 2014 and stored there until it exploded on Tuesday with devastating effect.
Grechushkin abandoned the ship after it got stuck in Beirut, leaving the crew stranded, according to the captain.
Grechushkin now lives in Cyprus, the captain said. Cypriot authorities said they have not received Lebanese requests for help reaching him, according to a local report .
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