Media in Romania reports that several hundred ships with Ukrainian grain are waiting for the entry from the Black Sea to the Danube through the Romanian Sulin estuary. Navigating this river becomes more and more difficult due to the long queues.
Danube after the Russian invasion of Ukraine has become one of the alternatives to the mass transport of grain from this country. Citing sources in governments Romania and Ukraine, the Agerpres agency in Bucharest noted that the very long, already several hundred ships queues at the mouth of Sulina are due to the fact that only four vessels can sail from the Black Sea to the Danube every day.
According to Digi24 in Bucharest, traffic jams at the entrance to the river may decrease with the commencement of navigation of foreign ships along the Bystre estuary on the channel connecting the river with the Black Sea.
The station noticed that in recent days the Bystre estuary became a place where foreign ships with Ukrainian grain were directed to the Danube. He reminds that this connection was possible after the takeover of the Black Sea Serpent Island at the end of June from the Russian hands.
Digi24 television recalled that this week alone, 16 ships with grain sailed through the Bystra estuary, and another 16 will go on a cruise in the coming days. The station also indicated that the problem of shipping with Ukrainian goods through the Danube may become an increasing drought and a rapid drop in the water level in this river.
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