Three More Ships Carrying Grain Leave Ukrainian Ports Toward Turkey

Three more ships carrying grain have left Ukrainian ports and are headed to Turkey for inspection, a development following an UN-bordered deal on resumption of stuck grain exports to the world market.

The Turkish Defense Ministry on Friday said that the Turkish-flagged ship POLARNET, which was waiting at the Chernomorsk Port of Ukraine, is headed to Karasu port. The ship is to deliver 12,000 tonnes of corn.

Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and UN personnel, who are working at a Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul will inspect the two other ships before being departed to Ringaskiddy in Ireland and Teesport in the UK.

Reportedly, the three ships are carrying some 58,041 tonnes of corn.

The departure of the ships comes after the first vessel carrying Ukraine grain left Odeas port on Monday under the July 22 safe passage deal brokered by the UN and Turkey. The ship is bound to its final destination to Lebanon.

The officials of the three countries and UN personnel set up the Joint Coordination Center to oversee the deal to create safe Black Sea shipping corridors to export stuck Ukraine’s agricultural products aimed at averting world food crisis.

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