Less than a month after putting them on the market, Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics has sold 2009 South Korean-built LR1 tankers FPMC P Fortune and FPMC P Eagle.
Both Seasure Shipbroking and Advance Shipping & Trading are reporting that Greece’s Centrofin has paid $16.1m for the FPMC P Fortune, while Idan Ofer’s Eastern Pacific Shipping has bought the FPMC P Eagle for the same price.
VesselsValue puts the fair market value of the ships at a little over $19m, however the lower price reflects an imminent survey required.
Centrofin’s acquisition follows a deal it did with Formosa in November last year for sister vessel FPMC P Glory, paying $15.1m for the vessel according to VesselsValue.
Formosa currently has a fleet of 55 vessels, with six MR2 tankers set to deliver from CSSC in the next year.