Turkish bulk carrier hit by Russian air strike off Odessa. Navy Seals base off Danube under attack.

Turkish bulk carrier YASA JUPITER was hit by either Russian air strike or Russian missile off Odessa, Black sea, on Feb 24, while en route from Dnepro-Bugskiy to Constanta Romania. According to Turkish MRCC, the ship sustained damages in cargo hold area, but she remained under way, continues voyage. Crew are, thankfully, safe.
Russian Navy battle ships, meanwhile, are unfolding attack on a famous Zmeiniy Island (Snake island), just east of Danube estuary. Island is famous for its’ Spetsnaz training base – one of the main navy seals training centers in former Soviet Union. The ships are bombarding the isle with shell fire, probably preparing troops landing, island’s garrison is holding on.
Bulk carrier YASA JUPITER, IMO 9848132, dwt 61078, built 2019, flag Marshall islands, manager YA SA Shipping, Turkey.



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