Great Eastern Shipping adds another gas carrier

India’s Great Eastern Shipping has signed a contract to acquire a 2007-built very large gas carrier, its second gas ship acquisition in a week.

The 81,617 cu m vessel is expected to join the company’s fleet in the first quarter of 2019. Splash understands the vessel to be BP’s British Councillor. BP has been having a significant clear out of its older tonnage in recent months.

The acquisition by Great Eastern follows last week’s acquisition of 1996-built LPG vessel Solaro.

Great Eastern Shipping’s current fleet stands at 47 vessels, comprising 32 tankers and 15 dry bulk carriers.

Jason Jiang

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