63 Tons is a lot of explosives. The atomic bomb dropped
on Hiroshima was equivalent to about 13 kilotons of TNT (*). I
wonder where China was sending these exports? Maybe, North Korea and Iran should not be the nation
that the world is watching. There should be a United Nations investigation on this. This ship's
contents would have killed many innocent people, if it was intended for the terrorists.
Hopefully, we will hear more about these Chinese exports.
Powder Found on Chinese Ship
BATAM, Indonesia Nov 8, 2006 (AP)— Indonesian
troops found detonators and 63 tons of explosive powder on a Chinese ship anchored off Batam island after it broke down in
the Malacca Strait, a local police chief said.
"We are trying to find out if these explosives were legal and what they
were intended for," said Brig. Gen. Sutarman, head of the Riau Islands police, adding that documents found on the ship indicated
it was bound for Yemen.
Police who boarded the M.V. Rose at the Cita Tubindo port in Batam, just
south of neighboring Singapore, found one container filled with detonators and five others packed with 63 tons of explosive
powder, he said.
National and local police are investigating the cache, he said, refusing
to say how many people have been questioned over the case.
* At 08:15 (Hiroshima time), the Enola Gay dropped the nuclear bomb called "Little Boy" over the center of Hiroshima. It exploded about 600 meters (2,000 ft) above
the city with a blast equivalent to about 13 kilotons of TNT. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki