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Tsakos takes BP aframax pair

Greece’s Tsakos has been revealed by brokers as the buyer of two BP aframaxes. The 114,000 dwt sisterships British Merlin and British Curlew are being sold for $14.3m and $15m each respectively.

BP’s fleet has been gradually cut back this year. At the end of September if offloaded the MR tanker pair British Esteem and British Explorer to Indonesia’s Soechi Lines for $10.5m each.

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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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