One of most famous VLCCs of all time has changed hands. The 2006-built Nerissa, owned by India’s Mercator, has been sold for $34m after much interest from Greek buyers. The ship is understood to have been bought by Greece’s NG Moundreas.
The Chinese-built Nerissa achieved fame when it was sold 10 years ago for $170m, one of the highest prices ever paid for a single VLCC.
Mercator had been operating the ship in the Seawolf Tankers pool managed by Heidmar.
The sale marks Mercator’s exit from the VLCC sector. Two weeks ago Mumbai-headquartered Mercator announced it had sold a product tanker, Vedika Prem, to meet its debt obligations.