Grain-laden ship arrives in Istanbul from Ukraine

ISTANBUL-A Panama-flagged ship carrying 33,000 tons of Ukrainian corn arrived on Saturday in Istanbul from the Ukrainian port of Odesa en route to Ireland.
The ship departed from Ukraine's port of Odessa on Friday. (AA)

Under the recent Turkish-brokered grain deal, Navistar has to undergo inspection at the Istanbul Joint Coordination Center (JCC) before setting sail to its destination, according to Turkiye's Anadolu Agency (AA).

Two more ships carrying grain and foodstuffs set out from the Ukrainian ports, AA reported, citing a statement from the National Defense Ministry.

The second ship, Malta-flagged Rojen, left the port of Chornomorsk with 13,000 tons of grain for the UK, the ministry said.

The third ship, Turkiye-flagged ship Polarnet, which was waiting at the port of Chornomorsk, sailed to the Karasu port in northwestern Turkiye. The ship, which is carrying 12,000 tons of grain, reaches Karasu. Both ships will also be inspected by a joint team in Istanbul, it added. (Agencies)

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