Ukraine crisis: Empty cargo ship heading to load Ukrainian grain checked at Turkey

Three vessels carrying a total of 58,041 tonnes of corn have been authorised to leave ports on Friday



Photo: @tcsavunma/Twitter
Photo: @tcsavunma/Twitter

By Reuters

Published: Fri 5 Aug 2022, 10:47 AM

Last updated: Fri 5 Aug 2022, 10:52 AM

On Friday, a team of inspectors in Turkey began checking an empty cargo ship before its departure to collect grain from the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk, under a deal to restart Ukrainian grain exports, the Turkish Defence Ministry said.

The Ministry published photos on Twitter showing the inspection team boarding a boat to head out to the Barbados-flagged general cargo ship Fulmar S, which was anchored in the Black Sea, just to the north of Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait.

Photo: @tcsavunma/Twitter
Photo: @tcsavunma/Twitter

Vessels to load Ukrainian grain are being inspected by Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and UN personnel, working at a Joint Coordination Centre in Istanbul.

Three ships carrying a total of 58,041 tonnes of corn have been authorised to leave Ukrainian ports on Friday, as a Russian offensive forced Ukraine to cede territory in the east.

The first vessel carrying Ukrainian grain allowed to leave port since the start of the war left Odessa on Monday. It was bound for Lebanon, under a safe passage deal brokered by Turkey and the United Nations.

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