The takeover of the second vessel, ‘Cafer Dede’, is expected at the end of the first quarter of 2018. She will be renamed ‘Apostolos II’.
Both the ‘Asterix’ and ‘Apostolos II’, have been built in 2008 at the well reputed shipyard Sedef in Istanbul. The vessels are built to high specification with attractive speed/consumption profile and have been already retrofitted with ballast water treatment systems simultaneously with passing their special survey in 2018.
The acquisition of the two vessels, 12 months after the establishment of Capital Liberty Invest, has been preceded by considerations of a number of projects across different shipping segments and inspection of numerous vessels.
why they are acquiring in ship industry?
Capital Ship Management Corp. is a distinguished oceangoing vessel operator, offering comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management. The Capital Group currently operates a fleet of 77 vessels including 49 tankers (10 VLCCs, 4 Suezmaxes, 8 Aframaxes, 26 MR/Handy product tankers and 1 small tanker), 4 modern Capesize bulk carriers, 20 container carriers and 4 LNG carriers with a total dwt of 8.22 million tons approx.
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