US investor Easterly Asset Management is back on the hunt for chemical tankers with a new financial company.

The third tranche of the Massachusetts-based shipowner’s investment in the sector has been launched through the Maritime Logistics Equity Partners (MLEP) subsidiary with a deal to snap up two vessels from Denmark’s Celsius Shipping.

The 25,400-dwt Easterly Eagle (built 2010) and Easterly Birdie (built 2009) were reported sold in the summer as the Celsius Eagle and Celsius Birdie as Celsius moved out of the sector.