Restoration of looted grain flow from the occupied Crimea

The transportation of grain from the occupied Crimea slowed down after the detention of ZHIBEK ZHOLY (IMO: 9598880) in Turkey.

The ships Fedor, Matros Koshka, St. Konstantin, and Matros Pozynych have loaded in occupied Sevastopol and have been standing idle off the coast of Crimea. Sormovsky-48 and Nadezhda loaded in occupied Kerch. Starting from July 6, all ships with looted grain started their movement.

Маtros Kоshka (IMO: 9550137, MMSI: 273297880, Call Sign: UBWW4, Flag: Russia [RU]) was loaded at the AVLITA grain terminal on June 24-28.

The volume of stolen grainin June, 183,000 tonnes of grain were taken from the grain terminal in occupied Sevastopol

Monitoring of the Matros Koshka track on the Маrine Тraffic shows that after entering the Black Sea on June 12, 2022, the ship turned off AIS. A photo from occupied Sevastopol proves that with the transponder turned off, the ship headed for the entrance to the Sevastopol Bay. 

Image: Matros Koshka ship. Credits: myrotvorets.

The Matros Koshka ship was waiting for loading until June 24, and was at anchor near the port of Sevastopol from June 28 to July 6. The ship was loaded with a consignment of wheat of about 27 thousand tonnes. The ship indicates the port of destination as Beirut (Lebanon), but according to our data it should deliver grain to Syria.

Image: Matros Koshka route. Credits: myrotvorets.

The Fedor ship unloaded in the Turkish port of Bandirma, passed the Bosporus on June 21,2022, turned off AIS on June 22, 2022 and arrived at the entrance to the Sevastopol Bay. About 9,000 tonnes of corn were loaded at the Avlita grain terminal on June 29-July 1, 2022.

Image: Fedor ship route. Credits: myrotvorets.

The St.Kоnstantin ship left Bandirma on June 16, passed the Bosphorus on June 17, and turned off the ship’s transponder in the Black Sea on June 18, 2022. The ship loaded at Avlita on June 28 – July 1. A signal has just appeared in AIS indicating the destination port of Izmir.

Image: St. Konstantin route. Credits: myrotvorets.

The Маtros Pozynich ship (IMO: 9573816, Name: MATROS POZYNICH, MMSI: 273292990, Call Sign: UBBX5, Flag: Russia [RU]) entered the occupied Sevastopol on July 2, 2022, which was filmed and posted on the Crimea.Realities. 

Image: Matros Pozynich ship route. Credits: myrotvorets.

The Маtros Pozynich ship left the Sevastopol Bay on July 4, 2022 after loading 27,000 tonnes of grain and, together with others, stopped at anchor in the port of Sevastopol. The signal in AIS disappeared on June 30, 2022. It has not appeared yet.

The Sormovsky-48 ship (IMO: 8226428, MMSI: 273453680, Call sign: UBTS9, Flag: Russia [RU]) entered the Kerch trade port on June 26, 2022 directly from Samsun, left the port on July 6, 2022. The ship turned on AIS at the anchorage of the Kavkaz port on July 6. On July 7, the ship put to sea and passed the Kerch Strait; the port of destination is Izmir. In occupied Kerch, the ship was loaded with a consignment of corn of about 3,000 tonnes.

Image: Sormovsky ship route. Credits: myrotvorets.

The NАDEZHDA ship (IMO: 8611221, MMSI: 273456690, Call Sign: UBXS8, Flag: Russia [RU]) arrived in occupied Kerch directly from the Turkish port of Samsun, loaded about 3,000 tonnes of corn in the fishing port and anchored at the port of Kavkaz; the ship still remains there.

The EMMAKRIS II bulk carrier (IMO: 9254575, MMSI: 354447000, Call Sign: H9YY, Flag: Panama [PA]) loaded in the Kerch Strait. Our investigation recorded that grain was transloaded from the М.Аndreev vessel (IMO: 8946377, Name: M.ANDREEV, MMSI: 273379000, Call Sign: UCWL, Flag: Russia [RU]) to the bulk carrier.

So, the export of Ukrainian grain from the occupied Crimea continues. Some of the ships that started moving towards the Bosphorus almost at the same time are heading for Turkey.


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