US-based operator of dry bulk carriers Eagle Bulk Shipping informed it has taken delivery of M/V Fairfield Eagle, the fifth of nine Crown-63 Ultramax dry bulk sister vessels acquired from Greenship Bulk Trust.
“The delivery of the M/V Fairfield Eagle … highlights our ability to deliver on key strategic priorities, including fleet growth and renewal, as well as the continued development of our active owner-operator business model,” Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk’s CEO, commented.
Fairfield Eagle, previously named JS Missouri, was built by China’s Dayang Shipbuilding in 2013. Currently, the bulk carrier’s market value stands at USD 17.53 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.
The 62,500 dwt ship joins Eagle Bulk’s fleet of 45 vessels on the water, including seven Ultramaxes.
The remaining four Ultramax vessels from Greenship Bulk Trust are scheduled to be delivered over the coming months, according to Eagle Bulk.
Eagle Bulk acquired the nine ships, which are being renamed after Connecticut coastal towns, for a total of USD 153 million.