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Beirut’s Accidental Cargo: How an Unscheduled Port Visit Led to Disaster

By Maria Vasilyeva MOSCOW, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The chemicals that went up in flames in Beirut’s deadliest peace-time explosion arrived in the Lebanese capital seven years ago on a leaky Russian-leased cargo ship that, according to its captain, should never have stopped there. “They were being greedy,” said Boris Prokoshev, who was captain of […]

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