I disagree that this is a state actor caused event. This is an unfortunate accident; I expect other state actors to try to take advantage of the situation for influence (read —> control).
Excellent BEFORE/AFTER of the Port area.This gif adequately shows the force of the blast:
And also a woman taking wedding photos:
The ship ended up on land. I read several news outlets that are saying welding repairs on the door are now thought to have set it off. I don't know that the true story will ever be known as anyone close enough to know isn't around anymore.Excellent BEFORE/AFTER of the Port area.
After looking at this drone video BDA, over and over and over, look how the two ships are spread apart to the right of the port, look how the terrain is flattened away from the initiation point, which IMHO, isn't the warehouse, but the orange ship docked at the port. The NA may have been stored in the warehouse, the fireworks may have been on fire, but there may have been a stronger detonator.
That wedding video ripped my heart out. My heart goes out to the Lebanese people who were out enjoying their day when this explosion place. Too much death and heartache for a populace already decimated to it's soul.
Abandoned by its owner and its crew, and taking on water, Prokoshev says the Rhosus eventually sank.
Its whereabouts today remain a mystery.