The first two civilian vessels used the temporary sea corridor to Ukraine. They arrived at the port of Chornomorsk.
This was reported by RBC-Ukraine, citing a statement by Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov.
"The bulk carriers Resilient Africa and Aroyat have confirmed their readiness to use the route to the entrance to the port of Chornomorsk to load almost 20 thousand tons of wheat for African and Asian countries," the minister said on his Facebook page.
According to him, the bulk carriers are flying the flag of Palau, and their crew consists of citizens of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Egypt and Ukraine.
Earlier, an alternative sea route developed by the Ukrainian Navy to replace the grain corridor blocked by Russia was used by vessels that were blocked in the Ukrainian ports of Chornomorsk, Odesa, and Pivdennyi due to the war. Five vessels have already used the corridor to leave Ukraine.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 18/09/2023