Several vessels near to location of huge explosion in port of Beirut

A massive explosion struck the port of Beirut in the early evening of Tuesday August 4th.

Lloyds List Intelligence and Marine Traffic listed the following vessels as being close to or at the port at the time of the explosion.

The largest vessel close to the explosion was CMA CGM Lyra (IMO 9410806)

2011-built, Malta-flagged, 131,332 gt CMA CGM Lyra owned by Alize 1999 SNC care of CMA CGM SA of Marseille, France. Entered with Gard P&I. Claims leader for H&M is Norwegian Hull Club.

The Duke I (IMO 9228784), a Panama-flagged, 2002-built 24,997 gt chemical/oil products tanker. was a distance to the east of the point of explosion. It is owned by Basford Shipping Inc care of manager Dampskibsselskabet ‘Norden’ A/S (Steamship Co ‘Norden’ Ltd), of Hellerup, Denmark. ISM manager is Sea World of Monaco-Ville, Monaco. It is entered with Standard Club (European Division) on behalf of Basford Shipping.

Closest to the source of the blast were:

MeroStar (IMO 8321682)

1983-built, Sierra Leone-flagged, 3,780 gt general cargo ship Mero Star owned by Friends Shipmanagement Inc care of manager El Reedy Shipping Agency of Damietta, Egypt.

Roauf-H (IMO 8325535)

1985-built, Comoros-flagged, 4,362 gt general cargo ship owned by Raouf Marine Co SA care of manager Cedar Marine Services of Tripoli, Lebanon.

Baltagi 18 (IMO 7413579)

1077-built, Lebanon-flagged, 848 gt anchor hoy owned and managed by Beirut Pilotage Station.

Also Baltagis 17 and 20 in same location.

Elsewhere in the port but further away were:

City of Rome (IMO 9174763)

1999-built, Isle of Man-flagged, 9.950 gt vehicles carrier owned by Eldorado Maritime Inc care of manager Fairmont Shipping (Canada) of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Entered with Japan Club (Tokyo Office) on behalf of Eldorado Maritime Inc.

Mexican Bay (IMO 9064839)

1994-built refrigerated cargo ship, 10,203 gt. Maltese-flagged, Unknown owner

Nelore (IMO 7615309)

1979-built, Togo-flagged, 6,583gt livestock carrier. Owned and managed by Nelore Shipping of Tegucigalpa, MDF, Honduras.

City of Barcelona (IMO 9046368)

1993-built, UK-flagged, 9,576 gt vehicles carrier. Unknown owner.

DPS Tramontane (IMO 7521776)

1977-built, St Vincent & Grenadines-flagged, 216 gt tug, owned and managed by Dynamic Port Services SAL of Beirut, Lebanon.

Jouri (IMO 9174475)

1999-built, Lebanon-flagged, 9,950 gt livestock carrier owned by Etab Shipping SA care of manager Safe Sea Services Sarl of Jounieh, Lebanon

Orient Queen (IMO 8701193)

1989-built, Bahamas-flagged, 7,478 gt cruise ship owned by Med Cruises Inc care of AMC For Tourism Co Ltd of Beirut, Lebanon.

Abou Karim III (IMO 8003060)

1981-built, Lebanon-flagged, 10,676 gt livestock carrier owned by Khalifen MM care of manager Khalifeh Shipping Line of Saida, Lebanon.

Joe 1 (IMO 9140994)

1996-built, Lebanon-flagged, 240 gt oil products tanker owned and managed by Mar JT of Beiruit, Lebanon

Urios – unknown

Amodeo II – unkown

Nami – Unknown

Armada Persad – Unknown

A Bedevi – unknown

As of 21:00 GMT last night, Marine Traffic listed the CMA CGM Lyra, City of Rome, DPS Tramontane, Mero Star, Raouf H and the three Baltagis as still located at the port.

Note that the blast was so large that other smaller vessels in two nearby marinas could have been affected. There were eight vessels in the nearest one of these and 12 in one a little further away to the east.

Of these, the Virgin Islands-flagged Sima (IMO 9400045), 328 gt, 2007-built, is entered with Shipowners’ Club.