Russian forces struck a shipyard in Odesa district on the morning of 30 October, damaging an administrative building and equipment and injuring two people.

The Russian army hit a shipyard in the Odessa district with missiles this morning, Odessa region governor Oleh Kiper said in a post on the Telegram messaging app, Ukrinform news agency reported.

Kiper noted that the attack caused a fire, which was quickly extinguished by rescuers. The administrative building and equipment of the enterprise were damaged.

“Two people were injured. A man born in 1961 and a woman born in 1966 were taken to the hospital in a moderate condition. They are being provided with all the necessary medical assistance,” Kiper added.

Meanwhile, as reported by Ukrainian vice prime minister Oleksandr Kubrakov, four ships are moving in the direction of the Bosphorus, and eleven ships have entered the ports of Odesa for loading.

“Today 4 bulk carriers exported almost 130K tons of grain and 10K tons of metal to countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe. The ships left the ports of Odesa and are moving through the temporary Ukrainian corridor,” Kubrakov said on October 27.

At the same time, 11 civilian vessels called the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi to load almost 225K tons of agricultural and metal products.

According to the Ukrainian official, a total of 62 vessels used the entry corridor, 37 have already exported more than 1,3 million tons of Ukrainian agricultural products and other cargo.

This marks another wave of ships attempting to complete a round trip to Ukraine.

The Ukrainian official posted on social media platform X, a photograph showing the ships sailing. Shipping Telegraph could not immediately verify the date or location of the photo.

Ukraine’s recently established grain corridor is gaining momentum, as defiance against a Russian naval blockade sees more vessels making their way to the war-torn country.

The first vessels which used the temporary corridor were the Aroyat (a handy bulker) and Resilient Africa (a general cargo vessel), which exported 20 thousand tons of wheat for Asia and Africa.

The successful round trip of these vessels is a significant boost for Ukraine’s efforts to establish its own maritime corridor without relying on Moscow’s consent.