Italians deny acquisitions

Italians deny acquisitions

The Monaco-based Sea World Management is frequently linked these days as potential buyers of mid-age secondhand tonnage in the liquid bulk market. Broker sources are reporting this week that the product tanker  Simoa is being sold to Sea World for a price in the region of $13.9m. However, Roberto Corvetta, ceo of Sea World told Splash today: “This news is incorrect, we are not involved in the buy of the MR tanker Simoa.”

The same buyers were recently linked to the sale of the Amalienborg for a firm price in the region of $15.2m but including a TC back to sellers in the region of $16,000 a day for three years but this sale failed and some brokers are saying that the vessel is now committed to Chinese interests for $16m but with five years time charter back to sellers at $14,000 a day.

Another Italian-related shipping company, the Lugano-based Nova Marine Carriers, has recently been identified as the potential buyer of the handysize bulk carrier Brodiaea but the ceo of the Swiss shipping company, Vincenzo Romeo, denied the deal. Yesterday the Japanese controlled Brodiaea and sister Gloriosa I were generally now reported sold to Europeans for a price respectively in the region of $6.5m and $5.9m.

Nicola Capuzzo

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