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.