The second batch of Ukrainian grain arrived in Turkey via a temporary corridor through the Black Sea on Sunday, September 24. This is reported by France24, citing data from maritime transport monitor.
The second batch of Ukrainian grain arrived in Turkey via a temporary corridor through the Black Sea on Sunday, September 24. This is reported by France24, citing data from maritime transport monitoring points.
This concerns the dry cargo Aroyat under the Palauan flag, which, loaded with 17,600 tons of wheat, left the port of the Black Sea on Friday, September 22, and headed for Egypt.
According to Marine Traffic and Vessel Finder, Aroyat was located at the southern exit of the Bosphorus at 03:00 GMT on Sunday, September 24. To reach the Mediterranean Sea, he had to go to the Dardanelles.
The first ship, also under the Palauan flag, loaded with 3,000 tons of wheat, left the Black Sea without any problems on Tuesday, September 19, and arrived in Istanbul on Thursday, September 21 – reminds France24.
Ukraine is said to be testing a new sea route that bypasses international waters and passes through waters controlled by NATO members Bulgaria and Romania after Russia withdrew from the Black Sea Grains Initiative.
On September 16, bulk carriers RESILIENT AFRICA and AROYAT confirmed their readiness to use the temporary corridor to enter the port of Chornomorsk in Odessa. They have to load almost 20,000 tons of wheat to African and Asian countries.
In August, Ukraine announced the creation of a “humanitarian corridor” aimed at freeing ships bound for African and Asian markets and bypassing a de facto blockade of Russia after Moscow withdrew from a deal guaranteeing its exports during the war.
The Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced the opening of a temporary corridor that can be used by all civilian ships, in particular those in Odesa ports.
Ukraine proposed this route in its appeal to the International Maritime Organization. We are talking about ships that have been stuck in Ukrainian ports since the beginning of the full-scale war.