Russia suspended the passage of ships through the Kerch Strait from July 16 – sources

MOSCOW, July 18 (Reuters) – Russia has stopped shipping through the Kerch Strait since July 16, three industry sources said.

“The navigation has been standing for three days now. Arrested July 16 around 5:00 p.m. There (in the Kerch Strait) now there is no wiring at all, ”said one of them.

Two other industry sources confirmed that the Kerch Strait crossing was closed without giving details.

Rosmorrechflot declined to comment.

According to the ship tracking system at the Refinitiv Eikon terminal, in particular, two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tankers, shipped from the Maktren-Nafta terminal in Temryuk port on July 15-16, are currently in the North Sea. Azov near the Kerch Strait.

The administration of the Maktren-Nafta terminal in Temryuk, Taman port, did not immediately respond to a written request from Reuters.

The Kerch Strait connects the Sea of ​​Azov with the Black Sea, cargo ships pass through the strait in both directions.

On Monday morning there were reports of explosions that damaged the Crimean bridge connecting the peninsula with the Krasnodar Territory.

The map below shows the current location of ships near the Kerch Strait and the Crimean Bridge


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