A grain-carrying ship hit a sea mine off the coast of Ukraine

Updated Nov 19, 2023
A merchant ship carrying grain has suffered minor damage off the coast of Ukraine after possibly hitting a floating sea mine, according to maritime experts and a Ukrainian government source. This is the latest incident involving commercial ships operating in the Black Sea. War risk insurance premiums rose to 3 percent of a ship's value after a missile damaged a merchant ship in the Ukrainian port of Pivdenny last week, industry sources said. The Liberian-flagged bulk carrier Georgia S, loaded with a cargo of wheat, was sailing from Pivdenny when it hit a mine in the open sea on Thursday, according to four maritime and trade sources. A Ukrainian government source told Reuters news agency that the ship was likely hit by a floating sea mine. Greece-based Seagate Navigation, which is listed as the ship's operator in a database, did not immediately respond to inquiries from the news agency. According to ship tracking and marine analytics data provider MarineTraffic, the vessel was on ...
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