Navig8’s pool party

Fast-growing Navig8 has added five more ships to its chemical carrier and LR2 pools in deals with UACC and Latsis.

It has chartered in the 46,000-dwt UACC Manama and UACC Shamiya (built 2010 and 2011) and they will be placed in the Chronos8 Pool in May and July.

The ships were two of four acquired by UACC last month from Malaysia’s MISC.

The deal brings to five the number of vessels in the pool

Navig8 also revealed that it has chartered three new eco-LR2s for its Alpha8 pool.

The 115,000-dwt Captain John, Captain Spiro and Captain Paris are due from Hyundai Heavy Industries in June, July and October this year.

The ships appear to be a trio on order for Greece’s Latsis group at Hyundai Samho.

Alpha8 has six operational vessels, plus another 20 newbuildings on order, including the latest trio.