DHT in $49m deal

DHT Holdings has expanded its VLCC fleet with the addition of a ten-year-old vessel.

New York-listed DHT is paying $49m for the DSME built tanker, which will carry the name DHT Condor.

“DHT considers this an attractive addition to its fleet and will continue to pursue investment opportunities and grow the company,” it said in a statement.

The owner does not identify the tanker, but it is believed to be the 320,000-dwt Younara Glory (built 2004) which was last week reported to have gone to Navios Maritime Acquisition in a $47m deal.

DHT was one of the early movers when VLCC newbuilding interest took off in the second half of last year.

It has built an orderbook of six vessels at Hyundai Heavy Industries and is thought to have been among the bidders for the seven-strong Scorpio fleet which went to General Maritime.

It has also expanded in the second hand market, purchasing the 299,000-dwt Gulf Sheba (built 2007) and the Gulf Eyadah (built 2006) in December.

The tankers now trade as the DHT Hawk and DHT Falcon.

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