Maputo

Accidents could happen anywhere Production Transport : naval, air and surface (railways/road) Storage Latest accidents, see MSIAC overview Left and below: Maputo, Mozambique, March 2007. 101 dead and 492 injured. (Document MSIAC – 2008)    

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Evangelos Florakis

11 July 2011, Evangelos Florakis Naval Base near Zygi (CYPRUS) Cause: Explosion 98 containers of explosives that were being stored for 2½ years in the sun self-detonated on the Evangelos Florakis Naval Base near Zygi (CYPRUS). Consequences: 13 people killed, including the Commander of the Navy (Cyprus’s most senior naval officer), the base commander, four navy personnel and six firefighters. 62 people were injured 10,000 persons evacuated fragments up-to 10-km hundreds of buildings damaged, including […]

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Kirkuk

June 2004, Kirkuk, Iraq – USAF Base Attack Throughout military history, and close enough to us, there have been substantial incidents/accidents involving munitions: USAF Base Attack – Kirkuk Irak (copyright: MSIAC)

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Novobogdanovka

06 May 2004, Novobogdanovka storage, Ukraine. Duration: 48 hrs Novobogdanovka storage in Ukraine (copyright: MSIAC) Cause: Fire Munitions: Army Ammunition Consequences: HS 5 killed, 10 injured, fragments up-to 10-km, 10,000 persons evacuated. Others: UXOs, legal actions against MoD Officials, pipeline hit, trafic stop, etc. (source : MSIAC)

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Aden

October 2000 – USS COLE off ADEN USS COLE after terrorist attack by a fast torpedo carrying explosives. “If the blast had been just slightly more aft, we would not have any photographs to show, and none of the sailors would have had a chance to get away”

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Others accidents

October 1995 – USA Accident during an artillery exercise. A fiery discharge ignited and destroyed a howitzer and its supply vehicle with all the ammunition. April 1994 – Croatia Accident in an ammunition dump. 24 hour long fire and violent explosions. October 1991 – North Korea Simultaneous explosions in 2 ammunition dumps The force of the explosion: 900 tons of equ. TNT. killed 100 people. July 1967 – US Navy Aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL Rocket […]

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