Greek-owned ship struck by explosion in Black Sea


A Greek-owned cargo ship was struck by an explosion in the Black Sea on Wednesday while on its way to Ukraine to be loaded with grain.

According to Politico, the Panamanian-flagged vessel “Vyssos” was heading toward the Ukrainian port of Izmail when it collided with an explosive device in the Danube Delta of the Black Sea.

Greek officials present stated the explosion caused damage to the ship and a small fire, as well as minor injuries to two Greek sailors and an Egyptian cook.

A Panamanian cargo ship anchored on the Danube river close to the port of Izmail Stringer AFP via Getty Images.
A Panamanian cargo ship anchored on the Danube river close to the port of Izmail. Photo: Stringer / AFP via Getty Images.

According to the officials, Ukrainian authorities deployed rescuers and physicians to the ship, where they treated the injured crew.

The U.N. had previously brokered a deal with Russia in July, in which the country agreed not to strike Ukranian grain ships or port infrastructure, however, Moscow’s military have continued to attack Ukraine’s Black Sea ports with missiles and drones.

The Greek ship is now being towed to the port of Izmail, where it is due to arrive on Friday.

Source: Politico




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