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The Primus bulk carrier, which is the second vessel to use the temporary corridor established for merchant ships traveling to/from the ports of Greater Odesa, was located in the Bosphorus Strait as of 10:30 on 29 August.

This is evidenced by data from ship traffic monitoring services, the CFTS portal reports.

The vessel's destination is Dakar, the capital and largest port of Senegal. As previously reported, the vessel traveled south along the shortest route outside the territorial waters of Romania and Bulgaria after leaving Ukraine’s territorial waters. 

According to the Reconstruction Ministry, the Primus bulk carrier is loaded with steel products. The ship had been in the port of Odesa since 20 February 2022.

The corridor, which was established by a navigational order issued by the Ukrainian Navy, is primarily used to evacuate vessels that were in the Ukrainian ports of Chornomorsk, Odesa, and Pivdennyi at the time of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. However, one can assume that the fact that such ships will be the first to use this corridor does not mean that other ships cannot use it in the future.