Busy Eurotankers has concluded its long search for an aframax. The Greek owner came close a year ago to taking one from India’s Varun but the deal fell through on subs. It contented itself however with a smattering of other tanker buys last year including a VLCC, a pair of suezmaxes and a product tanker.
Splash understands it has now moved to take on the 2002-built, Japanese built Shin Ei from Japan’s JX Ocean.
Brokers tell Splash Eurotankers is paying $10.8m for the 106,400 dwt vessel, which seems like a good deal when compared to the most recent other aframax buy reported by Splash. Last week Winson Oil paid $11.5m for the 2001-built Eagle Stealth. Similarly, last month the 2000-built Aegean Pride aframax fetched $10.9m.