MTV Website received a video showing the moment Moldovan-flagged cargo ship, the MV Rhosus, sank near Beirut port in 2018. The ship was loaded with ammonium nitrate, which caused a massive explosion at Beirut port.
The Beirut law firm Baroudi & Associates clarified that "On July 14, 2014, we received a response from the Director General of Land and Maritime Transport in which he informed us that he had sent two letters to the Ministry of Justice - Consultation Office, asking it to take the necessary measures to avoid the sinking of the ship carrying dangerous material at Beirut port, as well as to avoid negatively affecting the safety of seafaring and harming marine habitats, and to expedite the settlement of this case and to auction it off."
It is important to note that the sinking of the ship caused an oil leak and nearly caused a direct threat to seafaring, especially since its location faces the port.
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