The previous tweet only works if you're far enough way. Otherwise find a way to be be lower than the fire. This is easier said than done at a port of course.

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Lots of videos around showing people near glass. If you cannot get far away, go as far inside as possible. Stay around a corner away from anything glass.

Anything that is not glass is more likely to protect you. As many layers between you and shrapnel as possible is a must.

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As someone who has been trained to be around sites like this, once you see a fire somewhere, get as far away as possible.

If the site explodes, you won't have time to react as evident here:

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RT @sosadonttv
Insane whatโ€™s happening in .. friend of a friend took this while coming back from diving.. ๐Ÿ˜ณ check the blast wave in the water!
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As you can see here: this is city centre with skyscrapers. The damage to the area is widespread. You'd have to cordon off at least a 3 KM radius.

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RT @Samarsaeed
streets now.
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I don't work in field that would have to deal with this, but by working in incident response in cyber security (in industrial control no less), I know where we're at in this situation.

Don't jump to conclusions and don't sabre rattle; it's not helpful.

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We are barely into step 1. Any suggestion that we know that it was intentional or that the ship was hiding other material is improper. It's way too early for that.

Starting the blame game early does a disservice to everyone who is personally affected by it. People have died.

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6. When the report is issued, implement its changes. This is where you can make changes to regulation, follow up with legal action, and also discuss the facts of the matter.

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5. Using all the documentation you got from the first four steps, create a report. This process takes a long time and will involve committees of people from various corners.

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4. Speak with all owners of responsible assets. This means speaking with the ship's owners, any survivors who would be deemed to be witnesses (port workers, ship crew, first-responders etc), and anyone expecting delivery.

Cargo manifests are helpful here but not exact either.

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3. Collect all evidence to what lead to the ship to catch fire. Much of this evidence may have been destroyed but there may still be vital clues. This again can be hampered if the area hasn't been secured during step 1 and if the area hasn't been tampered with in the process.

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2. Get access to the site once the area has been deemed "safe" or at least "reasonably safe" for experts. This can only be done once step 1 has been done and the area has been secured.

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Here's how an incident like this would break down.

1. Figure out who has been injured or worse, address all immediate dangers (such as remaining fires or unstable structures), and assess what would be considered critical is damaged.

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This.

One of the things overlooked in incident response is that you don't figure out who made the mistake but instead mitigating it first.

This applies in real life especially in tragedy.
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RT @gsuberland
In the wake of the Beirut explosion, which appears to have been an industrial accident, please try to focus on those who were injured and those who helped, and not so much on the blame. While accident investigation is important, itโ€ฆ
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Speedrunning problems with digital-only games: you don't remember which console you have from some recent generation which has a copy of that game you want to play.

RT @j_mcelroy
Happy British Columbia Day.

Over the last year, I've collected pins from all 162 municipalities in this wonderful province.

And now, we're going to rank all of them.

Good insight into how these groups work. None of this is new to me but it is rare to see such screenshots out in the open.

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RT @jc_stubbs
An interesting thing happened on the internet with week. U.S. travel management firm was hit with Ragnar Locker ransomware. The company agreed to pay and handed over $4.5 mln in bitcoin reut.rs/3jXvpRY
twitter.com/jc_stubbs/status/1

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