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Seastar sheds handysize

Traditional Greek bulker player Seastar Chartering has trimmed its handysize fleet down to six ships, disposing of the seven-year-old, 34,000 dwt bulker Shelduck for $9.5m, brokers tell Splash.

Little known Greek handysize oufit Bluefin Marine is linked to the ship. Bluefin Marine has one more ship in fleet list according to data from VesselsValue, who list the 23,000-dwt Bright Star (built 2011) behind the name. This ship was sold at auction in Jamaica in January 2018.

Earlier this year Seastar sold a much older vessel, the 17-year-old, 52,000 dwt bulker Hector for $6.65m, improving its 14-ship strong fleet average age down to seven years.

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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