Routes of sea caravans with grain published (infographic)

The Odesa hydrographic station ODESA-NAVTEX has issued a document that defines the routes of movement of grain carriers from Ukrainian ports in the direction of the Bosphorus.

This is reported by the Turkish shipspotter Yörük Işık.

We are talking about the caravans of ships that are supposed to move out of the blocked Ukrainian ports as part of the ” grain agreements ” concluded by Russia and Ukraine separately with Turkey and the UN.

Two fairways of movement, places of formation of caravans and inspection of ships have been determined.

Based on the text, the 200-meter-wide fairways will be opened today, but the time of departure of the grain trucks is not yet known. The caravans will be led by tugboats flying the Ukrainian flag. Security will probably be provided by Turkish MEKO frigates – F243 “Yildirim” and F242 “Fatih”.

The document specifically states that sailors should be especially careful because of the high threat from drifting mines.

We will remind, on July 22, an agreement was signed in Istanbul between Turkey, Ukraine, the United Nations and the Russian Federation on the unblocking of the Black Sea ports – Odesa, Chornomorsk and Yuzhnoye for the purpose of transporting Ukrainian grain from the past harvest. The next day, July 23, sea-based Kalibr cruise missiles fired at Odesa port. The Russian authorities declared that they were not involved, saying that “it’s not us”, but the next day they admitted that they were targeting Ukrainian ships.

The UN Secretary General  condemned the missile attack, and the Turkish president called on the parties to abide by the agreements.


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