Andreas Martinos-led Minerva Marine, one of Greece’s biggest tanker owners, has joined the selling spree raging in the secondhand market by offloading its oldest product carrier.

Brokers in London and the US report that the Athens-based company — an owner of 58 tankers and 11 bulkers — has sold the 46,700-dwt MR Surfer Rosa (built 2004) to undisclosed buyers.

The ship has been in Minerva’s fleet since Hyundai Mipo Dockyard delivered it as a newbuilding.

Its market value had slid to as low as $8m earlier this year, dragged down by its advancing age and lacklustre tanker markets.