Period charters continued unabated, illustrated by Petrobras reportedly taking at least three tankers on long term charter for three year periods.
These included the Aframax ‘LMI Star’ at $15,200 per day, plus the MRs ‘Elka Delos’ and ‘Evros’ at $14,000 per day each.
Elsewhere, Morgan Stanley fixed the 2006-built MR2 ‘Maersk Marmara’ for 12 months at $13,500 per day, while NORDEN took the fellow Danish managed MR2 ‘Torm Helsingor’ for three years at $12,750 per day, as well as the ‘Nord Observer’ for 17 months at $12,200 per day, brokers reported.
In addition, Shell was believed to have fixed the MR ‘Maersk Mediterranean’ for 12 months at $13,500 per day.
Indian refiner Reliance reportedly took the 2002-built VLCC ‘Eagle Virginia’ for 12 months at $18,500 per day.
Leaving the fleet were the 1993-built Aframax ‘Pioneer’, reportedly sold to Pakistan breakers for $397 per ldt and the 1989-built VLCC ‘Sri Qadriah 1’, believed sold to Bangladesh recyclers at $416 per ldt.
Pakistan breakers were said to have taken the 1994-built Aframax ‘DHT Dania’, ex ‘Overseas Ania’, for $425 per ldt on the basis ‘as is’ Singapore with 400 tonnes of bunkers remaining on board.
The 1992-built Suezmax ‘ISI Olive’ was sold to Indian sub-continent buyers for $405 per ldt, while the 1989-built Aframax ‘Ratna Urvi’ was reportedly sold to Pakistan interests for $410 per ldt.
Finally, the 1994-built Aframax ‘Unity’ was believed to have been committed to Bangladesh recyclers on private terms.