Track of the Marshall Islands-Flagged Yasa Jupiter. Courtesy

Turkish-Owned Ship Hit By Bomb Off Ukrainian Port City – Turkish Authority

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February 24, 2022

ANKARA, Feb 24 (Reuters) – A Turkish-owned ship was hit by a bomb off the coast of Ukraine’s port city Odessa on Thursday, Turkey’s Maritime General Directorate said, adding there were no casualties and the ship was safely en route into Romanian waters.

Russia on Thursday launched a ground and air offensive into Ukraine. 

“Upon information that the Marshall Islands-flagged Turkish-owned Yasa Jupiter ship was struck by a bomb off the coast of Odessa, it was learned that the ship has no request for help, is en route to Romanian waters, has no casualties and is safe,” the authority said on Twitter.

Below is an unverified photo allegedy showing damage to the Yasa Jupiter’s bridge:

Translation: “Taking into account the current developments in the Black Sea, the ISPS Code Security Level has been increased to 2 for Turkish flagged ships that will call at the Azov Sea ports and the Black Sea ports of Ukraine and the Russian Federation and cruise off these ports.”

(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ali KucukgocmenEditing by Ece Toksabay)

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