The Ukrainian Seaports Authority (USPA) has commented on the situation regarding the operations of the seaports in Greater Odesa after the Russian attack on the Odesa region’s energy infrastructure facilities, the CFTS portal reports.
"Enemy attacks completely cut power supplies to critical infrastructure facilities. The Odesa and Pivdennyi seaports could not perform cargo operations but the Chornomorsk seaport could only perform partial cargo operations. Power supply is gradually being restored, thanks to energy workers, who are working 24/7," said Oleksii Vostrykov, the head of the USPA.
He added that alternative power sources are also being used.
According to him, the Pivdennyi and Chornomorsk seaports were performing cargo operations as of Sunday, 11 December.
"Unfortunately, the port of Odesa is not yet [performing cargo operations]. It is difficult to predict the situation because we are dealing with an enemy without principles. As for exports, the Russian Federation was hampering them even before this by creating problems for the inspections of vessels in the Bosporus. Of course, the lack of power supplies will hinder it even more," Vostrykov said.