PetroVietnam takes Doun Kisen aframax

A month after active PetroVietnam added Chembulk’s Kings Point, renamed Opec Fortune, for just under $14m, the growing Southeast Asian outfit is tied to a much larger tanker adding the BM Breeze, a 105,400 dwt aframax belonging to Japan’s Doun Kisen, for $18m.

The ship will be the fifth aframax in PetroVietnam’s tanker fleet that counts now 15 ships. State owned PetroVietnam is plotting a $500m bond issue in the next couple of years and further ship acquisitions are on the cards.

Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.
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