Major Greek shipowner Eastern Mediterranean Maritime (Eastmed) has bought an MR tanker under construction in South Korea.

The deal means the company has now snapped up six of the product tankers in resale acquisitions so far this year.

A senior company manager confirmed that Eastmed has recently agreed a resale deal to acquire an MR newbuilding at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding — a yard renamed K Shipbuilding a few months ago.

Price, hull numbers, delivery and other details for the ship were not forthcoming.