Two more ships blocked due to the war in Ukraine are passing through a temporary corridor from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, Ukrainian vice prime minister Oleksandr Kubrakov announced today.

Kubrakov wrote in social media that the bulk carriers Anna-Theresa Liberian-flagged and Marshall Islands flagged Ocean Courtesy have left the port of Pivdennyi and are moving through the established corridor in the direction of the Bosphorus.

In another post in facebook the Ukrainian vice president said that both vessels are operated by a Singapore shipping company and were in the port until the full invasion of Russia in Ukraine. Anna-Theresa has been in port since February 22, 2022, and Ocean Courtesy since February 16, 2022.

Kubrakov also said that the ships are carrying 56K tons of pig iron and 172K tons of iron ore concentrate.

He posted on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, a photograph showing two distant ships. Shipping Telegraph could not immediately verify the date or location of the photo.

Established by Ukraine´s Naval Command of the Navy of the Armed Forces, the corridor is used for the evacuation of vessels that were in Ukrainian ports of Chernomorsk, Odesa and the South at the time of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation.

As of August 15, four ships have already used the temporary corridor.

According to Kubrakov, the first to pass this route was the container truck Joseph Schulte and the logger Primus on August 16 and 27 respectively.