The first ship he used the Ukrainian corridor in the Black Sea, passed through the Bosporus Straits, an eyewitness informed Reuters today.

The container ship Joseph Schultea Hong Kong-flagged vessel that sailed earlier this week from the Russian-blocked Black Sea port of Odessa in Ukraine, had been there since February 23, 2022, one day before the Russian invasion of Ukraine began.

Last week Ukraine announced a “humanitarian corridor” in the Black Sea for cargo ships stuck in its ports following the termination of the grain export agreement last month.

Moscow has not said whether it will respect the sea lane, and shipping and insurance sources have expressed safety concerns.

Ukraine has announced that the corridor will primarily be used to remove ships stranded in Ukrainian ports.

Local media have reported that the Joseph Schulte will anchor at Ambarli port, in the southern part of Istanbul.