Two seafarers injured in Black Sea mine explosion

Ukraine’s Southern Defense Forces report that two seafarers were injured when a Panama-flagged general cargo ship headed to load grain in a Danube port struck a Black Sea mine.

The ship lost speed and control, a fire broke out on the upper deck an, to avoid flooding, the captain grounded the vessel

“Boats of the Maritime Guard and Search and Rescue Service immediately assisted the crew and brought medics on board,” says a post on the Southern Defense Forces Telegram channel. “Upon inspection of...

Three more Ukraine grain export ships depart port

News agency AFP reported today that three more bulkers had departed Ukraine carrying export cargoes of grain.

The three ships were yesterday given the green light to leave Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, while a fourth ship was cleared to enter the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk.

The Joint Coordination Center (JCC) which is managing the Black Sea Grain Initiative, agreed between the UN, Ukraine, Russia and Turkey, authorized the movements following the successful initial shipment of 26,000 tons of corn...

VIDEO: Ukraine grain export ship passes inspection, heads for Lebanon

Ukraine grain export cargoes might soon start flowing more rapidly. In a hopeful sign, yhe Turkish Ministry of National Defense reports that the first ship to depart Ukraine with an export cargo of grain since the Russian invasion is on its way to Lebanon after passing inspection.

The Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni arrived in Istanbul’s waters on Tuesday evening, after sailing from Ukraine’s main Black Sea port of Odesa on Monday.

“A joint civilian inspection team comprising officials from the...

World waits for Ukrainian grain exports to start moving

As the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, observed the loading of Ukrainian grain onto a bulk carrier at the Chornomorsk Sea Trade Port hopes were high that exports could soon start moving.

“The first vessel, the first ship is being loaded since the beginning of the war,” said President Zelensky. “This is a Turkish vessel. This shows that the port has started working.”

According to President Zelensky, the export of grain will begin with the departure of several ships that were loaded but...

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