Maran Tankers linked to SAMCO ASIA acquisition

Broker reports suggest Maran Tankers has acquired tanker vessel SAMCO ASIA (dwt 305000 blt 2003 S.Korea) for USD 35.5 million.

Reports also suggest a Greek player is behind the purchase of tanker vessel ST.PAULI (dwt 47149 blt 2003 Japan) for a reported USD 14 million.

In the bulker segment, Greeks have moved for bulker HONESTY OCEAN (dwt 47240 blt 1997 Japan) for a reported USD 8.25 million. 


Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has secured an order for two long range one (LR1) tankers from a European owner. The two 74,500dwt eco-vessels have improved fuel-efficiency by using the "G-Type" engine and eco-friendly ship design, which has a fuel economy effect of about 15%.
Lukoil, Russia's second biggest oil producer, said on Tuesday it had shipped 1 million barrels of oil produced from southern Iraq's giant West Qurna-2 oilfield, its first shipment from the field, despite a surge of violence in Iraq.
A crew member of chemical products tanker Pine Galaxy, which caught fire 700km off the Oregon coast, US, last week, has died.
Scorpio Tankers announced that it has reached an agreement with an unrelated third party to purchase an MR product tanker that is currently under construction at SPP Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. of South Korea ("SPP").

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