Fifth cargo ship broke through Russian blockade, Black sea

Fifth cargo ship left Odessa in the morning Sep 15 and broke through Russian naval blockade of Ukrainian ports. As of morning Sep 16, bulk carrier PUMA was steaming towards Bosphorus off Bulgarian waters, destination Gulluk, Turkey, Aegean sea. She’s loaded with 14,000 tons of rapeseed and 15,000 tons of steel. PUMA was blocked at Odessa for more than a year, from Feb 2022.
Bulk carrier PUMA, IMO 9748265, dwt 34979, buil t2017, flag Cayman islands, manager BLUMENTHAL JMK GMBH & CO KG, insurer Assuranceforeningen Skuld – Norway.



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