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Scorpio sells three MRs to Chinese leasing house

Brokers report Scorpio has sold three sister product tankers to a Chinese leasing house.

The MRs – STI Le Rocher, STI Lavrotto and STI Beryl – were sold en bloc to Bank of Communications Financial Leasing for a price in the region of $29m each.

The deal is understood to come with an eight-year bareboat charter back at $8,800 per day.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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