Resilient Africa heads back out of Chornomorsk with 3,000 tons of grain on board

Cargo ship Resilient Africa (IMO 9257204), with 3,000 tons of grain on board, has left the port of Chornomorsk, Ukraine, Black Sea, marking the first export of grain from a Ukrainian Black Sea Port by a vessel that had arrived since February 24th 2022. The ship was now heading towards the Bosphorus. Along with the Aroyat (IMO 9151395) it had been the first of two vessels that entered Chornomorsk last week through a temporary corridor for civilian vessels established unilaterally by Ukraine. The pair had arrived in Ukraine on September 17th. They were scheduled to have loaded 20,000 tons of wheat, although this would have strained the dwt of the two vessels combined.

The Aroyat, a significantly larger vessel than the Resilient Africa, was still moored in Chornomorsk and was being loaded with wheat for Egypt.

Ukrainian vice prime minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said on social media that “this is the one of two vessels that entered the port of Chornomorsk last week through a temporary corridor for civilian vessels established by the Ukrainian Navy,”

Kubrakov posted on social media platform X, a photograph showing the ship Resilient Africa. Shipping Telegraph could not immediately verify the date or location of the photo.

In another social media post the Ukrainian vice president said that the crew of the two vessels came from Türkiye, Azerbaijan, Egypt, and Ukraine.

1997-built, Palau-flagged, 11,194 gt Aroyat is owned by Aroyat Management Co care of manager Kiva Marine Ltd of Istanbul, Turkiye. It is entered with West P&I (Eastern Claims team) on behalf of Aroyat Management Co. As of September 17th the vessel was moored at Chornomorsk.

2001-built, Palau-flagged, 1,998 gt “Resilient Africa” shows up on Equasis as the Dafne H, listed as owned by Dafne H Shipping care of manager HDR Denizcilik of Istanbul. MarineTraffic has it as the Resilient Africa. On Sunday morning it was moored at Chornomorsk.