CBRNe


  • Saudi Arabia: Explosives-laden boat hits fuel ship at Jeddah port, ministry says

    December 14, 2020

    Saudi Arabia said on Monday that a fuel transport ship anchored at a Jeddah terminal was hit by an explosive-laden boat in what it called a terrorist attack, after shipping firm Hafnia said one of its tankers was struck by an “external source”. A Saudi energy ministry spokesman, in a statement carried on state media, did ...

  • Explosion damages Polish store near Amsterdam, 3rd in 2 days

    December 9, 2020

    An explosion damaged a Polish supermarket in a Dutch town near Amsterdam early Wednesday morning, the third such blast in two days. Police said the explosion happened at a store in the town of Beverwijk, 30 kilometers (18 miles) northwest of Amsterdam. Nobody was injured, but the store was badly damaged in the explosion at 5:15 ...

  • Blast rocks South African oil refinery, seven injured

    December 4, 2020

    An explosion rocked South Africa’s second-largest crude oil refinery in Durban on Friday injuring seven people, local emergency services said. Engen, which operates the plant and is majority owned by Malaysia’s Petronas, said a fire broke out at around 0510 GMT and was extinguished by 0645 GMT. Engen said in a statement that the cause of the ...

  • UK: Investigation underway after four killed in explosion at a Bristol waste water treatment works

    December 4, 2020

    Investigations are continuing into what caused an explosion at a waste water treatment works that killed four people. Three employees of Wessex Water and a contractor were killed in the blast at a water recycling centre in Kings Weston Lane, Avonmouth, on Thursday. The explosion happened at 11:20 GMT in a silo that held treated biosolids. Wessex Water ...