Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

Malta’s lucky escape in Cyprus munitions explosions

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Iran to Syria – the deathly route of the Monchegorsk cargo.

The Monchegorsk's route from Iran to Cyprus

A Wikileaks cable reveals that the ammunition arrived in Nicosia in 2009 on the Monchegorsk, a ship that was caught breaking UN sanctions by illegally carrying arms from Iran to Syria.

The cargo of high explosives was later offloaded in Limassol in February 2009 and stored in shipping containers – which exploded on Monday at the Evangelos Florakis base. The explosion caused another fire at Vassiliko electricity plant, one kilometre away from the base, collapsing its fuel tankers and cutting power supply to main parts of the island.

Read more of this story in maltatoday

Engineer Michael Falzon, who heads Enemalta’s fire section, has been recommended to form part of a delegation of six experts from European countries to assist the Cypriot authorities in assessing and evaluating the damage caused by an explosion at a naval base and a power station at Vasilikos.

The recommendation came from the Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) of the European Civil Protection Mechanism.

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Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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