Vessel-hungry shipowners are circling an LNG carrier newbuilding controlled by Sinokor Merchant Marine, but it appears the owner is reluctant to sell.

Brokers named several owners that have been chasing Hull No 2315 — a 174,000-cbm ship under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries.

The vessel, which is being fitted with an X-DF propulsion system, was contracted in February 2019 as part of a four-ship order at a reported price of $193m.