“Changes course.” The first ship with Ukrainian grain did not arrive in Tripoli

Lebanon announced a change in the course of the first dry cargo ship with Ukrainian grain. The Razoni ship, carrying 26,000 tons of corn, has changed its original route to the port of Tripoli and is apparently awaiting instructions on determining its new destination, the Lebanese transport minister said. The Ukrainian embassy in the country said the ship is “delayed” and “does not arrive today” as previously expected.

The bulk carrier Razoni carrying Ukrainian grain has changed its original course and is likely waiting for instructions on a new destination, Lebanese Minister of Public Works and Transport Ali Hamia said.

“The Razoni, which departed from the port of Odessa with a cargo of corn, which was rumored to be in the port of Tripoli in Lebanon, changes course before arriving at the originally announced destination! The data indicate that it is awaiting instructions to determine its new destination, ”the minister said.

The Ukrainian embassy in Lebanon previously told Reuters that the ship was “delayed” and “not arriving today.” At the same time, the diplomatic mission did not say anything about the new date of arrival and the reason for the delay.

On August 6, TASS, citing a source in the port administration, reported that the cargo ship had changed its route and would arrive in Tripoli on the morning of August 9.

According to Kommersant with reference to data from the Marine Traffic portal, on August 6, Razoni changed its status to “order” . This means that the ship is waiting for someone to buy its cargo.

The dry cargo ship is carrying corn, which will be used as feed for chickens, as part of the implementation of the agreement reached in Istanbul on July 22.

How far has the ship traveled

The Razoni ship left the Ukrainian port on August 1 as part of a “grocery deal” between Russia, Ukraine, the UN and Turkey. According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, a Sierra Leone-flagged vessel left for Lebanon with 26,000 tons of corn on board.

On the evening of August 2, the ship arrived in Istanbul, where it was checked for ammunition or weapons.

By August 4, the cargo ship crossed the Bosphorus and Dardanelles and entered international waters. It was expected that on August 7 it would reach the port of Tripoli.

Delivery of Ukrainian grain

A few days after the departure of Razoni, three more bulk carriers ( Navistar, Rojen and Polarnet ) also left Ukrainian ports and headed for Istanbul. The Turkish Ministry of Defense clarified that Navistar left Odessa under the flag of Panama and transports 33 thousand tons of corn.


Rojen went from Chernomorsk to the UK. There are 13,000 tons of corn on board. The ship flying the Maltese flag “should arrive in the UK on August 14,” ITV indicated, citing a source.

The cargo ship Polarnet, which also left Chornomorsk, is sailing under the Turkish flag. There are 12 thousand tons of corn on board. The final destination of the delivery is the port of Karasu.

On August 5, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky commented on the dispatch of three dry cargo ships with grain from the country’s seaports.

“Three ships with grain for export left our ports today – from Odessa, from Chernomorsk. Almost 60,000 tons of corn on board, which is expected by consumers in Turkey, Britain, Ireland. The first new ship since February 24 is also going to the port of Chernomorsk for loading,” he said.

The President of Ukraine called the constant increase in exports the main task.

“The more our grain is on the world market, the less will be the harvest of political chaos in countries primarily in Africa and Asia, but not only there,” Zelensky stressed.,56018483.html,56018471.html

He also noted that this year in Europe there is a great demand for imported food.

Russia signed an agreement on the export of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea with Turkey on July 22. The Ukrainian delegation signed a similar part of the agreement separately from the representatives of the Russian Federation. In accordance with the agreements, the parties undertook to create a safe corridor across the Black Sea for ships with grain. Vessels will be inspected to ensure that weapons are not carried on them. The safe passage of ships along the humanitarian maritime corridor is monitored by a joint coordination center in Istanbul.

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