Wilson has sold the bulk carrier Wilson Rouen to an unspecified company in the Marshall Islands for $450,000, a figure that suggests it will be scrapped. The ship was built in 1976 and faced an imminent docking.
“The sale of MV Wilson Rouen will provide a small accounting loss when the ship is sold to slightly below book value,” the company said in a release.
Wilson’s fleet now stands at 116 ships of which 79 are owned and controlled by the company.
This is the sixth time in 12 months that Wilson has got rid of an elderly ship facing a drydocking.