Spanish owner Marflet Marine has been linked by brokers to two separate deals for MR2 product tankers owned by Greece’s Pleiades Shipping.
Advanced Shipping & Trading and Seasure Shipbroking are both reporting that Marflet has paid around $23m for the 2013-built (STX) MR2 Evinos. The BWTS-fitted ship is valued at $22.1m by online pricing portal VesselsValue.
VesselsValue data also links Marflet to another Pleiades MR2, the Glafkos, which it has listed as sold to Marflet for $23m.
Marflet currently has a fleet of four MR2s according to VesselsValue, with one newbuild set to deliver and another secondhand purchase listed, the 2009-built Atlantic Mirage from Diamond S Shipping.
If the secondhand deals are confirmed, Marflet will have doubled its fleet in the space of two months.