Scorpio adds another

US-listed Scorpio Tankers has added another MR newbuilding to its fleet with a resale deal in Korea.

The company said it is paying $37.1m for a ship being built at SPP Shipbuilding for hand-over in September this year.   

TradeWinds understands the vessel is the 50,000-dwt hull S5126, controlled by Peter Livanos-led Ceres Hellenic and its partner JP Morgan.

Four other ships in the series were sold to Scorpio Tankers last year for $151m.

Scorpio also announced it had recently taken delivery of two MRs from Hyundai Mipo in Korea. They have started charters of up to 120 days at $18,000 per day.

A total of 20 Scorpio MRs are set for completion at shipyards in 2014 and 2015.

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