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The estuary was closed to passage at the beginning of August due to shipwrecks

The passage of ships through the Danube – Black Sea canal through the Bystre estuary is opened. Dumskaya reports about it with the reference to MarineTraffic data.

So, on the morning of August 12, four dry cargo ships left the anchorage near the Romanian Sulina to the ports of Izmail and Kili.

The first was the dry cargo Black Sea, then Sefora, and after Sefora was Chelsea and Sofilarex. These are small river-sea bulkers, the largest is Chelsea with a length of 138 m and a displacement of 6135 tons.

GMK Center reported earlier, that the Ministry of Infrastructure earlier opened the passage of ships through the Danube – Black Sea channel through the Bystre estuary on July 9.

On July 28, a small hydrographic vessel Shlyahovyk, which belongs to the State hydrography institution, was blown up. On July 31, a pilotage boat suffered with a hole due to a collision with an unknown explosive device, and on August 3, a floating crane blew up at the Danube estuary.

After these three incidents, the Bystre estuary was closed for passage.

As GMK Center wrote, before, at the end of July the loading of Ukrainian Danube Ports vessels (UDP) decreased to 1,000 tons due to a drop in the water level from 2.1 m to 1.8 m.

Danube Ukrainian ports in June of this year increased cargo transshipment by 3.7 times compared to March – up to 1.4 million tons.