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Cargo ship RAZONI released by Joint Coordination Center to sail to Tripoli

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August 4,2022 544
Cargo ship RAZONI released by Joint Coordination Center to sail to Tripoli

According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure, “The RAZONI bulk carrier loaded with Ukrainian corn left the Odesa port the day before yesterday and is heading to the port of Tripoli in Lebanon. Its stop in the territorial waters of Türkiye is connected with the next stage of the implementation of the ‘Grain Initiative’ recently signed in Istanbul, namely the inspection of the vessel for prohibited cargo.

“This is the first vessel that goes along the ‘grain corridor’ agreed with the UN and Türkiye. Thanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and port services, RAZONI passed safely its way to the Bosphorus, where it was inspected by representatives of the JCC. On the example of RAZONI ship all the necessary control and coordination measures between Ukraine and the signatory partners – the UN and Türkiye – are being finalized and worked out.

“As for any inspections in Ukrainian ports or territorial waters, our position is unchanged – such control remains exclusively with us. No inspection groups, no reviews by third parties,” according to Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov.

“At the same time, applications are being accepted for the entry of new vessels to Ukrainian ports for loading agricultural products. Currently, 17 vessels have already been loaded and are awaiting permission to leave the port.”