ABCML takes delivery of M/V Desert Hope

Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd. (ABCML), a Marshall Islands Company with offices in Piraeus, Greece, took delivery of its new Bulk Carrier built by South Korean Shipyard.

Senior Masters of Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd, Captain Athanasios Aretoulis along with Chief Engineer Mr. Theofilis Alexandros attended the delivery of the latest addition in company’s fleet, M/V Desert Hope at  Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. Both of them will join the vessel on her maiden voyage.

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard held naming ceremony for 58000 DWT Class Bulk Carrier M.V. DESERT HOPE on 1st July 2011.

Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd, a Marshall Islands Company with offices in Piraeus, Greece is a ship operator of Handymax, Supermax and Panamax size bulk carriers.

Source: ABCML

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