Marine Link
Friday, December 9, 2016

BBC Report: Cyprus Navy Chief Killed in Blast

July 12, 2011

The head of Cyprus' navy, Andreas Ioannides, was reportedly among 12 people killed when seized containers of gunpowder exploded at its main base, according to a report from the BBC.
According to the report, the defence minister and military chief have resigned over the incident, which officials said occurred after a bush fire ignited the explosives.
More than 90 containers of gunpowder reportedly had been kept in the open at the Evangelos Florakis base since they were confiscated by the Cypriot authorities from a ship intercepted in 2009 sailing from Iran to Syria.
 

 

(Source: BBC)



 
Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Nov 2016 - Workboat Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News