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26 August 2022, 09:55

Three vessels authorised to leave Chornomorsk under the Black Sea Grain Initiative

Three vessels authorised to leave Chornomorsk under the Black Sea Grain Initiative: GrainUpClose

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The Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) has authorized the movement of three outbound vessels on 26 August carrying a total of 129,440 metric tons of grain and food products under the Black Sea Grain Initiative.

The three commercial vessels authorized to move are: 
1) SEAEAGLE (IMO 9153056) from Chornomorsk to Port Sudan, Sudan, carrying 65,340 metric tons of wheat.
2) PRETTY LADY (IMO 9223174) from Chornomorsk to El Dekheila, Egypt, carrying 45,000 metric tons of corn.
3) AVIVA (IMO 9410131) from Chornomorsk to Cochin, India, carrying 19,100 metric tons of sunflower oil.

Merchant vessels ORIS SOFI (IMO 8920282) and ZELEK STAR (IMO 9379117) will also depart today, a day later than intended due to delays caused by weather conditions. The two vessels will carry 5,900 metric tons of sunflower oil and 3,700 metric tons of peas respectively to Türkiye.

Destinations indicated are based on information received at the JCC and may change based on commercial activity.
As of 25 August, the total tonnage of grain and other foodstuffs exported from the three Ukrainian ports is 845,496 metric tons. A total of 87 voyages (48 inbound and 39 outbound) have been enabled so far.

The JCC concluded inspections yesterday on six commercial vessels, five inbound (GOLDEN YARA (IMO 8915299), IRMGARD (IMO 9590967), LADY AILLAR (IMO 9550278), SIMAS (IMO 9000314), and QUEEN SARA (IMO 9132507)) and one outbound KAFKAMETLER (IMO 9001112). All vessels were cleared to sail.

The joint teams plan seven inspections today on five inbound vessels (BARON (IMO 7352476), HAZAR S (IMO 9545467), KATSUYAMA (IMO 9274678), MUBARIZ IBRAHIMOV (IMO 9575292), STELLA GS (IMO 9363285),  and two outbound vessels (GANOSAYA (IMO 9151400) and ZHE HAI 505 (IMO 9567477).

As per procedures agreed at the JCC, all participants coordinate with their respective military and other relevant authorities to ensure the safe passage of commercial vessels under the Black Sea Grain Initiative.

The JCC monitors closely the passage of commercial vessels through the maritime humanitarian corridor.

Note to editors: The Joint Coordination Centre was established under the Black Sea Grain Initiative in Istanbul on 27 July 2022. It comprises senior representatives from the Russian Federation, Türkiye, Ukraine and United Nations and its role is to enable the safe transportation, by merchant ships, of grain and other foodstuffs and fertilizers from three key Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea to the rest of the world.

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