Yasa sells aframax to Soechi

Shortly after Yasa started recirculating five bulkers for sale, the Turkish owner’s fleet renewal is picking up pace.

The first ship sold is an aframax tanker, the 115,867 dwt Yasa Golden Bosphorus built in 2007. Indonesia’s fast growing Soechi Lines is paying $20m for the tanker, brokers tell Splash. MSI value the ship at $18.5m.

A rush of other ships are expected to be sold before Yasa takes delivery of a string of newbuildings, of which eight ultramaxes will be delivered next year.

The Yasa Golden Bosphorus is a good fit for Soechi’s 46-strong tanker as it needs to be updated to reduce fuel costs.

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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