This is the Sierra Leone-flagged bulk carrier Razoni. The vessel is heading to the port of Tripoli in Lebanon.
"It will move along a corridor which safety has been confirmed by our guarantor partners - the UN and Turkey. It has 26,000 tonnes of Ukrainian corn on board", – Kubrakov wrote.
He published a video of the dry cargo ship departing from the berth.
"Ukraine is the fourth largest exporter of corn in the world, so the ability to export it through ports is a huge success for global food security. Today, Ukraine, together with its partners, is taking another step towards preventing global hunger. Unlocking the ports will provide at least $1 billion in foreign exchange earnings for the economy and an opportunity for the agricultural sector to plan next year's sowing season", – he added.
Kubrakov thanked the Ukrainian Armed Forces for the opportunity to negotiate on Ukraine's terms and partners for working to unblock exports.
"Sixteen more ships are already waiting for their turn in the ports of Greater Odessa. These are the vessels that have been blocked since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion. In the meantime, we will receive applications for the arrival of new ships to load with agricultural products. In the coming weeks, with the support of our partners, we plan to reach the full capacity of transhipment of agricultural products", – he added.
Razoni will arrive in Istanbul on August 2, Anadolu writes, citing a report from the Turkish Ministry of Defense. After checking off the Turkish coast, the ship will continue its journey, the ministry said.