Norden sells older oil tanker
Nord Farer in 2014 with rescued migrants onboard.
Danish shipping company Norden has sold one of their older model oil tankers, according to sources in the field. Shipbrokers believe that it is the 40.100-DWT Nord Farer tanker (Build in 2005) that now has a new owner, after a deal of 11,5 million dollars has been closed.
It has been told that Matrix Oil of Nigeria is the company behind the purchase, according to Tradewinds.
Nordic has increased both their owned and their time-chartered fleet of oil tankers throughout the past couple of years. The company had 56 tankers at the end of the first quarter, according to the company's latest published figures.
Norden purchased two MR tankers this year, Marianne Kirk and Anja Kirk, whom both can carry 51.300 DWT and were both built in 2009. This happened when Kirk Kapital decided to organize their shipping investment. This brought Norden’s owned fleet to 23 tankers, hereof 13 tankers and 10 handyzise ships.
Nord Farer is a handysize tanker with a crew that consists of 21 members. The tanker sails under Singapore’s flag. According to Tradewinds, Norden does not wish to comment on the Nord Farer situation.
Nord Farer became better known to the public in 2014 after having saved 301 migrants in the southern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Read more about the rescue operation HER.
Source: TradeWinds / Martime Danmark