AS the cash-rich Greek shipowners have been sunning themselves on their yachts in the Mediterranean over the long Easter holidays, the market has been fairly quiet. With Japan's Golden Week starting in 10 days' time, there will be little action from the Japanese sellers though the strong yen continues to make Japanese ships expensive for foreign buyers. In the tankers market, Norwegian investors are believed to have purchased the Gotaas-Larsen-controlled Suezmax Golar Liv, of about 139,750 deadweight tonnes (dwt), built by Daewoo in 1988, for US$32 million. The Glen Ville, of about 134,372 dwt, built by Fredriksstad in 1975, and Stanwich, of about 138,973 dwt, built by Mitsui in 1975, are reported sold to Thenamaris for $10.4 million as a package. In the bulk carriers market, Yih Tai Marine Corp of Taiwan has sold its old Panamax Union Safety, of about 61,100 dwt, built by Mitsui in 1970, to Chinese buyers for just under $3 million. The Eve Trader, of about 50,500 dwt, built in 1974 by Flensburger, has been sold to Piraeus Greeks at just over $4 million. Buyers from the same port have purchased the Mary N, of about 41,035 dwt, built by Sanoyasu in 1976, for around $6.3 million. The Brazilian-controlled Rio Grande of about 38,097 dwt, built in 1981 by Emaq-Engenharia, has been sold to AcquaRoots, Malta at auction in Rio de Janeiro for $6.7 million. Transman Shipping, Athens has purchased the Cinchona, of about 32,431 dwt, built by Usuki in 1985, for around $13.3 million. Having been on the market for two years, Boem, of about 32,738 dwt, built by Lithgows in 1977, is now thought to be sold to Chinese buyers for $3.2 million. Ocean Tramping Hongkong has sold the Humanist, of about 33,880 dwt, built by Cammell Laird in 1973, to other Chinese buyers for $2.9 million. The Gemetal Trader, of 27,832 dwt, built by Hayashikane in 1977, is thought to be sold to South Koreans for $6.5 million. The Murter, of about 23,315 dwt, built by Mitsui in 1977, is reported sold for $5.2 million to Greek buyers; while Galissas, of about 26,855 dwt, built by Namura in 1977, has been sold to Turkish buyers on private terms. Turks also have taken the Sirinada, of about 26,641 dwt, built by Namura in 1974, for $3.8 millon. The Singa Ranger, of about 22,246 dwt, built in 1972 by Upper Clyde, was auctioned in Singapore last week and the winning bid was from North Korean buyers at $1.77 million. In the Tweendeckers market, the multipurpose Lady Dona, of about 19,244 dwt, built by Watanabe in 1984, has been sold to Thai buyers for $8 million. Report supplied by Wallem Shipbrokers (Hongkong).