Wheat

Russia-Ukraine War – Bulker MATROS POZYNICH one of 3 ships involved in the trade of stolen grain – May 2022

One of the 3 vessels involved in the trade in stolen grain from Ukraine is the 2010 built 169 Metre bulker MATROS POZYNICH. On Wednesday 27th April she dropped anchor offshore Crimea. The next day she was seen in the port of Sevastopol (the main port of Crimea). From Sevastopol she transited the Bosphorus and …

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Bulkers – 142 metre QUEEN SARA at Malta – May 2022.

An interesting Bulgarian built bulker, the QUEEN SARA was spotted inside the Grand Harbour, Malta both on Wednesday 4th and Saturday 7th May, 2022 berthed at Magazine Wharf, part of Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT). She was built in Bulgaria by Varna Shipyard AD, in Varna for the Bulgarian National Line – Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar …

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Casualties – Lebanese ship SEA BIRD loaded with grain sunk with no fatalities – 28.08.2021

On Saturday 28th August, 2021 early morning the 1985 built general cargo ship SEA BIRD homeported at Lome (TGO Flag) sank in Cretan Sea east of Greek peninsula after she ran aground. She was underway from Ukraine to Tunisia with 7,000 tons of wheat on board. Large scale SAR was launched, with all 16 Syrian …

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Beirut Blast – MERO STAR was discharging wheat when explosion happened – 04.08.2020

An Egyptian owned cargo ship MERO STAR was discharging 5,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat in Beirut when the powerful blast ripped through the port though the cargo is in good condition. Two Syrian crew members aboard the ship were seriously injured in the blast and others were wounded. MERO STAR is a German built ship …

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