Norway's Knutsen Group is selling a third shuttle tanker for demolition this year.

Company director John Einar Dalsvag confirmed the 139,000-dwt Loch Rannoch (built 1998), which has been on charter to BP, has been sold to a Turkish demolition interests.

The tanker is not due for a special survey until 2023. A price has not been disclosed.

Ships sold for European regulatory compliant recycling in Turkey normally receive around half the price paid by scrap yards in the Indian subcontinent.