Two more bulk carriers have departed Ukrainian ports loaded with agricultural products, according to the United Nations.—

The UN said 12 ships that were caught up in the conflict since February have now sailed from Ukraine carrying 375,000 tonnes of cargo.

The gradual departure of vessels is reducing potential losses for marine underwriters, which were facing total loss claims for ships if they remained trapped in Ukraine ports.

The 75,700-dwt Ocean Lion (built 2005) departed Chernomorsk on Tuesday with a cargo of corn destined for the South Korean port of Incheon.