Oslo-listed Hunter Group has confirmed a long-rumoured deal to offload its remaining VLCCs, with several high-profile owners linked to the $383m deal.

The Arne Fredly-backed company split the announcement into two parts, suggesting two separate buyers have acquired the 2020-built ships.

Hunter said the 300,000-dwt Hunter Disen and Hunter Frigg fetched $96m each, and the sisters Hunter Freya and Hunter Idun $95.5m