Handysize vessels in best sales
INTERESTING sales were hard to come by in the second-hand market last week, with the main activity confined to old Handysize vessels, according brokers.
Wallem Shipbroking (Hong Kong) said that in the tanker market, the Spanish-built Miskar, of 9,996 deadweight tonnes (dwt), built in 1984 by Ruiz de Velasco, was sold to Naftomar for US$12 million.
Bulker operator Niarchos sold the 37,532 dwt World Apollo, built in 1972 by Hellenic Shipyard, to Piraeus buyers for $2.4 million.
Piraeus buyers also paid $3.75 million for the Tropeoforos (20,297 dwt), which was built by Kurushima in 1977.
The Ismineta (16,961 dwt), built by Imabari in 1976, is believed to have achieved $3.1 million, also from Greek buyers.
The Vitaluck (26,209 dwt), built by Upper Clyde in 1972, was bought by Turkish interests for $1.8 million.
The simple Tweendecker Craig (16,913 dwt), built by Imabari in 1977, is reported to have been sold to Thai buyers for $2.65 million.
Marindus-type Tweendecker Greenock (17,524 dwt), built in December 1978, has been sold, for $4.2 million.