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Two cargo ships hit by blasts around Ukraine, one seafarer killed

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Reuters

By Jonathan Saul and Ruma Paul LONDON/DHAKA (Reuters) – An Estonian-owned cargo ship sank on Thursday off Ukraine’s major Black Sea port of Odessa, hours after a Bangladeshi vessel was hit by a missile or bomb at a port east of Odessa, underlining the growing peril to merchant shipping after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Many shipping firms have suspended journeys to Black Sea ports and other terminals in Ukraine amid soaring recent insurance premiums for such voyages. At least three commercial ships have been hit separately by projectiles since Feb. 24 when Russia’s invasion began. Viktor Vys…

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