Cargo Ship Hit on Mine in Romanian Waters

by Meifan Honcharuk
Sunday, October 22, 2023
Cargo Ship Hit on Mine in Romanian Waters

It was probably a Russian landing mine left in the Black sea

On October 5, Reuters reported that in the Black sea, near the Sulina channel in Romania, the Turkish cargo ship Kafkametler sailed near an exploded sea mine. Fortunately, the crew is safe, and the ship with a broken ballast tank did not sink. British Ambrey made its investigation and reported that a mine was 11 nautical miles from the Romanian Sulina and added that the explosion was on the same day when they "informed its clients of a likely additional sea mine deployment by the Russian navy conducted to frustrate Ukraine's grain exports."

We remind you that Russia not only withdrew from the grain agreements but also mined the Black sea so that cargo vessels could not export food from Ukraine. And while international ships began to use the alternative grain corridor, Russia began to deepen the bottom of the Azov sea to make it more convenient to export the loot from Ukraine.

A representative of the Ukrainian government commented on the tragedy with "probably a WWII mine, or the landing mines that were left there last year." The UK intelligence confirms that Russia could use sea mines in the Black sea and, particularly at the entrances to Ukrainian ports to threaten civilian shipping. And we remind you that Russian sea mines have already surfaced in Romania and the Bosphorus.

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