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September 24, 2019

Hunter Tankers Takes Delivery of ECO VLCC

Image:  Hunter Tankers

Image: Hunter Tankers

Hunter Tankers, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Norwegian investment company Hunter Group, has taken delivery of its first of seven identical ECO design VLCC newbuildings, the Hunter Atla.

The vessel was handed over from the South Korean shipbuilding giant Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), said the company.

Two additional VLCCs are scheduled for deliveries in 2019, while the remaining four vessels will delivered between March and July 2020.

All seven of the Company’s VLCCs are built to the highest standards and will be fitted with scrubbers.

With reference to the sale-and-leaseback transaction announced on 6 September 2019, Hunter Atla was upon delivery from DSME subsequently delivered to and immediately bareboat chartered back from Ship Finance International Limited.

The bareboat rate for Hunter Atla for the first 6 months is $11,500 per day, it said.

Hunter Atla will enter the Tankers International Scrubber Pool, and will commence trading in the spot market.