Press Release

Operational update - 5 September 2022 - Black Sea Grain Initiative/Joint Coordination Centre

05 September 2022

5 September 2022, ISTANBUL – The Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) authorised today the movement of six outbound vessels carrying a total of 87,442 metric tons of grain and other food products under the Black Sea Grain Initiative.

The six commercial vessels authorised to move tomorrow, 5 September, are:

1) IRMGARD (IMO 9590967) from Odesa to Iskenderun, Türkiye, carrying 27,500 metric tons of wheat and 7,179 metric tons of corn.

2) NEW LEVANT (IMO 9111371) from Odesa to Türkiye, carrying 26,500 metric tons of wheat.

3) QUEEN SARA (IMO 9132507) from Chornomorsk to Egypt, carrying 11,091 metric tons of corn.

4) VITIS (IMO 9000613) from Yuzhny/Pivdennyi to Ravenna, Italy, carrying 5,800 metric tons of sunflower oil.

5) OCMIS ADVENTURE (IMO 8919831) from Yuzhny/Pivdennyi to Volos, Greece, carrying 4,862 metric tons of corn.

6) ORIS PRINCESS (IMO 9119907) from Chornomorsk to Haifa, Israel, carrying 4,510 metric tons of sunflower meal.

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

As of 5 September, the total tonnage of grain and other foodstuffs exported from the three Ukrainian ports is 2,125,530 metric tons. A total of 197 voyages (107 inbound and 90 outbound) have been enabled so far.

The JCC concluded today fourteen inspections on the following vessels: six inbound vessels, FANARIA (IMO 9228241), HADAR (IMO 9615028), MAGNOLIA (IMO 9575333), ORIS SOFI (IMO 8920282), SAFFET AGA (IMO 9376282), and S-BRILLIANT (IMO 9275323), and eight outbound vessels, ENEIDA (IMO 9198381), FULMAR S (IMO 9370082), HELGA (IMO 9444912), KATSUYAMA (IMO 9274678), LADY AILLAR (IMO 9550278), MARAN ASTRONOMER (IMO 9581239), MAVKA (IMO 9284647), SPRING (IMO 8408650)

The joint teams plan fifteen inspections tomorrow, five on inbound vessels and ten 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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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
United Nations
World Food Programme

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