The first civilian ships used the temporary corridor in the direction of Ukrainian ports. This was reported by the Minister of Community Development, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov on September 16.
"After using the temporary corridor for the exit of vessels from the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Pivdenny, blocked due to Russian aggression, the bulkers RESILIENT AFRICA and AROYAT confirmed their readiness to use the route to the entrance to the port of Chornomorsk to load almost 20,000 tonnes of wheat for countries in Africa and Asia. The ships are under the flag of Palau, and their crew consists of citizens of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Egypt, and Ukraine," the minister noted.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, the specified amount of wheat will be delivered to Egypt and Israel.
The corridor previously established under the navigation instructions of the Ukrainian Navy was used for the evacuation of ships that were in the Ukrainian ports of Chornomorsk, Odesa, and Pivdenny at the time of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation. Thus, since August 15, 5 vessels have used the temporary corridor: container ship JOSEPH SCHULTE, bulk carriers PRIMUS, ANNA-THERESA, OCEAN COURTESY, and PUMA.