Belgium’s Euronav says it has “rejuvenated” its VLCC fleet with deals to acquire two modern ships and sell four veteran vessels.

A statement on Friday morning confirmed two sale and purchase transactions which were first reported in TradeWinds.

Euronav has moved for two eco scrubber-fitted VLCCs, the 300,000-dwt Chelsea (built 2020) and the 298,000-dwt Ghillie (built 2019), for $179m in total.

The cash deal means the tankers will join four sister-ship D-class vessels built in 2021 in the Euronav fleet.