The departure of the first overseas vessel stuck in Ukraine’s Mariupol port has been delayed.

The 9,000-dwt Azov Concord (built 2008) is one of six cargo ships that have been marooned in the devastated city since the Russian invasion began on 24 February.

A source at the port told the Russian news agency TASS that the general cargo vessel had been scheduled for an 18 June exit.