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Black Sea: Russia apparently halts cargo with warning displays

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Status: 08/13/2023 2:40 pm

According to information from Moscow, the crew of a Russian warship stopped a cargo ship in the Black Sea with warning displays. It said the Palau-flagged ship did not respond to requests to inspect the goods.

According to the Defense Ministry in Moscow, a Russian warship reportedly stopped a Ukraine-bound cargo ship in the Black Sea with warning displays.

The ministry said the Russian patrol boat “Vassily Bykov” and a Palau-flagged cargo ship, “Sukra Okan” were involved in the incident. It means “Sukru Ogan”, a Turkish cargo ship sailing under the flag of the Pacific state of Palau, which was in the Black Sea on Sunday. There has been no confirmation of the incident from Turkey or any other party yet.

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At 6.40am Moscow time (5.40am CEST), the cargo ship was en route to the Ukrainian Danube port of Ismail. The cargo ship’s captain did not respond to a request to “inspect goods prohibited for transport”. As a result, warning shots were fired from automatic pistols to “force the ship to stop,” the ministry said.

Also, a helicopter with Russian military personnel was sent to inspect the vessel. After the inspection, the cargo ship was allowed to continue its voyage. Russian information cannot be verified.

The incident appears to have taken place on the coast of Turkey

Ismail, Ukraine’s Danube port on the border with Romania, has been the main export port for Ukrainian grain since Russia pulled out of the Black Sea Grain Agreement last month. Since then, Moscow has stepped up attacks on ports in southern Ukraine’s Odesa region.

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The Russian ministry named only the southwestern part of the Black Sea as the site of the incident. According to online ship tracker VesselFinder, the “Sukru Ogan” headed north off the Turkish coast on Sunday morning and reached Bulgarian waters around noon. Accordingly, the incident is likely to have taken place on the coast of Turkey. However, VesselFinder does not list Ismajil as the destination for “Sugru Ogan”, but Sulina in Romania.

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