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1st Ukraine Grain Shipment that Was Expected in Lebanon Heads to Mersin

1st Ukraine Grain Shipment that Was Expected in Lebanon Heads to Mersin

Wednesday, 10 August, 2022 - 05:00
he ship, which left on Aug. 1, was due to dock in the northern Lebanese port of Tripoli on Sunday. DPA

The Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni, the first ship to leave Ukraine, has docked in Turkey rather than Lebanon, informed sources told Asharq Al-Awsat.


The ship, which left on Aug. 1, was due to dock in the northern Lebanese port of Tripoli on Sunday. But it headed to Turkey’s Mersin after the cargo's owner managed to sell it elsewhere, said the sources.


“It is now unloading its cargo in Mersin,” they added.


The vessel was carrying 26,000 tons of corn.


A total of 12 ships have now been authorized to sail under the grain deal between Ukraine and Russia, which was brokered by Turkey and the United Nations — ten outbound and two headed for Ukraine.


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