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Shamrock Maritime takes latest United Ocean ship

Brokers are linking Shamrock Maritime with a supramax swoop. The Monaco-based firm is thought to be paying creditors of United Ocean in the region of $16m for the four-year-old Ocean Heaven. The 57,949 dwt ship was built at Tsuneishi’s yard in Cebu in the Philippines.

The Tokyo-based tonnage provider United Ocean sought court protection at the end of 2015, saddled with debts of more than $1bn. Its dry bulk fleet has steadily been sold off in the past 18 months.
Shamrock Maritime’s history dates back to Lausanne and the early 1960s. It focuses on tankers and bulkers.

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.


  1. I wonder if anybody else noticed the full rainbow in the sky behind the Shamrock Maritime new ship Ocean Heaven! I kind of think this was not originally taken for a publicity photo. That is a perfectly beautiful picture! I found this article interesting. But, it was the picture that drew me into it.

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