Press Release

Operational update - 3 September 2022 - Black Sea Grain Initiative/Joint Coordination Centre

03 September 2022

3 September 2022, ISTANBUL – The Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) authorised today the movement of two outbound vessels carrying a total of 14,250 metric tons of grain and other food products under the Black Sea Grain Initiative.

The two commercial vessels authorised to move tomorrow, 4 September, are:

1) MRC LINA (IMO 9462299) from Pivdennyi (Yuzhny) to Mersin, Türkiye, carrying 7,800 metric tons of sunflower oil.

2) GENERAL POLAD HASHIMOV (IMO 9575307) from Chornomorsk to Mersin, Türkiye carrying 6,450 metric tons of sunflower oil.

In addition, ten vessels whose scheduled departure was delayed due to bad weather are expected to move tomorrow:

1) NORD VIRGO (IMO 9711937) from Yuhzny/Pivdennyi to Huangpu, China, carrying 62,340 metric tons of corn.

2) MAINA (IMO 9699892) from Yuzhny/Pivdennyi to Tarragona, Spain, carrying 56,500 metric tons of corn.

3) CANOPUS (IMO 9401025) from Yuzhny/Pivdennyi to Jawaharlal Nehru, India, carrying 42,000 metric tons of sunflower oil.

4) BC CALLISTO (IMO 9400916) from Chornomorsk to Damietta, Egypt, carrying 31,400 metric tons of wheat.

5) SEA DOLPHIN C (IMO 9486427) from Yuzhny/Pivdennyi to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, carrying 31,098 metric tons of rapeseed.

6) LADY PERLA (IMO 9149732) from Yuzhny/Pivdennyi to Porto Marghera, Italy, carrying 20,500 metric tons of corn.

7) MUBARIZ IBRAHIMOV (IMO 9575292) from Odesa to Tekirdag, Türkiye, carrying 6,600 metric tons of sunflower oil.

8) LADY EVA (IMO 9008110) from Chornomorsk to Patras, Greece, carrying 6,117 metric tons of wheat.

9) AFANASIY MATYUSHENKO (IMO 8227783) from Chornomorsk to Tekirdag, Türkiye, carrying 3,000 metric tons of wheat

10) SEALOCK (IMO 8218380) from Chornomorsk to Mersin, Türkiye, carrying 2,070 metric tons of peas.

Destinations indicated are based on information received at the JCC and may change based on commercial activity.

In addition, following inspection of LADY ZEHMA (IMO 9303431) it was noticed that she was carrying 30,274 metric tons of corn instead of 3,000 metric tons, as initially declared. The additional cargo has been added to total amount moved from the three Ukrainian ports.

As of 3 September, the total tonnage of grain and other foodstuffs exported from the three Ukrainian ports is 1,800,405 metric tons. A total of 167 voyages (92 inbound and 75 outbound) have been enabled so far.

The JCC concluded today eight inspections on the following vessels: six inbound vessels, CAPTAIN ADAM 1 (IMO 8914087), EAUBONNE (IMO 9663104), FORTUNA (IMO 9118252), LADY SHAM (IMO 9171383), LUCKY (IMO 9037305), and NAVIN VULTURE (IMO 9543328), and two on outbound vessels, KARTERIA (IMO 9236092) and LADY ZEHMA (IMO 9303431). All eight vessels were cleared to sail. The wheat carried by KARTERIA will be milled to flour in Türkiye and it will then be loaded onto a different ship that will head to Yemen to support World Food Programme’s humanitarian response there.

The joint teams plan twelve inspections tomorrow, eight on inbound vessels and four on outbound.

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.

Ismini Palla

Black Sea Grain Initiative Joint Coordination Centre Media and Communications Officer

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World Food Programme

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