DAT Offloads Two New LR2 Tankers

South Korea-based shipping company Dong-A Tanker (DAT) has sold two long range 2 (LR2) tanker newbuildings currently being built by compatriot shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, according to data provided by VesselsValue. 

Both tankers were bought by Greek shipping companies. The first ship was purchased from Stealth Maritime for USD 43.5 million and the second one from Marmaras Navigation for USD 43.8 million.

Each featuring 62,000 gross tons, the vessels are scheduled to be completed in May 2017.

Earlier this month, DAT disposed of two Capesize bulk carriers. The 2010-built Dong-A Leto and the 2011-built Dong-A Ether were sold to Winning Shipping from China for USD 21.85 million and USD 24.65 million, respectively.

VesselsValue’s data shows that DAT’s fleet is currently comprised of 19 ships. In addition, the company has one LR2 and two Suezmax tankers on order, with all of them slated for delivery in 2017.

World Maritime News Staff

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