Lagos-based Ship & Shore Services has sold one of its four remaining tankers for scrapping in India.

Sources with knowledge of the Nigerian tanker market said the company’s 9,700-dwt African Asphalt (built 1972) is being prepared for a final voyage that will end at the breakers’ beach at Alang.

The asphalt carrier’s AIS transponder is currently broadcasting its name as De Conqueror, although no such change is shown in shipping databases, such as IHS Ships Register or Equasis.