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09 August 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:20 GMT+2

August 1, 2022

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Intercargo calls for the creation of a maritime corridor safe for grain exports from Ukraine

According to the association, ships should be accompanied by a naval escort

Intercargo, the international association representing the shipowners operating in the maritime bulk transport segment dry, expressed support for the agreement reached in order to allow the resumption of wheat exports from Ukraine despite the ongoing conflict with Russia, understood that it is became operational today with the departure from the port of Odessa of the Razoni bulk carrier with a cargo of 26 thousand tons of Wheat.

However Intercargo pointed out that this activity should only be carried out if it is possible to ensure the safety of ships, their crews and their cargo. "This means - specified the association - that there are concrete assurances to moorings and anchorages in ports Ukrainians that the safety and protection of ships, crews and goods can be safeguarded and that ships in the area are not subject to attack. Essential - highlighted to this About Intercargo - is the creation of a corridor mine-free and protected by a naval escort.'

Noting that "although the safety of navigation could be improved through preventive detection of mines requiring ships to sail only during the day while they are in the Black Sea," the association said. whereas 'ships should be accompanied by an escort naval and be authorized to sail without cargo or with cargo partial in the event that the master considers that safety of his ship and crew are in danger.' In addition, Intercargo has highlighted the need for insurance companies have a relatively practical approach to the rates and insurance conditions.

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