Dry Cargo
18/4/2012

Top Ships sells bulker M/V Evian


The cape size M/V KOHFUKUSAN (172,566 dwt 1999 blt NKK) has been sold for US $ 15 million to Greek buyers, according to the latest Clarkson Hellas Weekly Bulletin.

The report also notes that Top Ships’ last bulker M/V EVIAN (51,201 dwt 2002 blt New Century) reported sold at US$ 12.2 million; with her sale Top Ships is reverting solely to tanker operations.

Furthermore, the Handymax M/V TARAPACA (46,786 dwt 2000 blt Kanasashi) is reported sold to Greek buyers for US$ 13.85 million.


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