In the Black Sea off the coast of Romania on October 5, a small general cargo ship under the Turkish flag collided with a mine.

As CFTS writes with reference to Splash, it happened not far from the entrance to the Romanian Sulina Channel.

Vessel Kafkametler sustained minor damage but the crew was safe. The ship was able to resume sailing after three hours.

Security consultants Ambrey said the incident occurred on the same day that the company "informed its clients of a likely additional sea mine deployment by the Russian navy conducted to frustrate Ukraine’s grain exports."

Earlier British intelligence informed that Russia may install additional mine barriers in the Black Sea to prevent shipping to Ukrainian ports.

"Russia almost certainly wants to avoid openly sinking civilian ships, instead falsely laying blame on Ukraine for any attacks against civilian vessels in the Black Sea," the UK Foreign Office said in a statement.

Meanwhile, 15 ships have already entered the ports of Great Odesa through the new corridor announced by Ukraine.