Sources tell that Norway’s Sole Shipping, has put the nine-year-old 32,000 dwt bulker Fantholmen in the shop window. This is a rare move by the 22-ship strong owner. Sole Shipping has been among Norway’s fastest growing owner over the last three years, adding nearly 20 ships since 2016. Sole will most likely earn around $2m on the sale as the ship was bought for $6m from compatriot Western Bulk in 2016. VesselsValue sets the market value of the ship at $7.4m.
The Guangzhou Maritime Court is going to sell the "Bramco 1" through auction on Oct 8, 2019, four years after Bahraini owner Bramco abandoned the ship at the Cosco Guangzhou Shipyard in 2015 with 12 crew members on board. The tanker was undergoing a conversion into a bulk carrier at the shipyard, when the project was suspended due to a financial dispute between the shipyard and the owner. According to the court file, about 95% of the conversion work has been completed. The court ruled to auction off the vessel at the request of the ship’s crews, who have been left unpaid by the owner. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) arrested the vessel in 2017 in an legal case against the owner after it found the crews’ living and health condition was deteriorating onboard the vessel. The starting price for the vessel in the auction is RMB23.1m ($3.25m).
John Dragnis-led Goldenport has acquired 2010-built 1,700 teu containership Maersk Wismar, according to Seasure Shipbroking. Goldenport has handed over $8.3m to Japan’s Shoei Kisen, Seasure Shipbroking reports, a price substantially lower than the VesselsValue market value of $13.27m. The vessel’s next survey is due in July 2020.
The yacht brokers Fraser and Burgess has now offered the "Octopus" for sale for 295 Millionen Euro (about $325.2 million). The yacht was built for Microsoft founder Paul Allen 16 years ago in Kiel. After Allen's death in 2018, many of his iconic belongings and portions of his empire were put on sale, including the world's largest plane, developed by Allen's aerospace company Stratolaunch. Last week, the Octopus joined the list. It's one of the biggest private superyachts in the world, and can hold 26 guests and 63 crew members. The yacht has been refitted this year and offers all typical luxury features, including a pool and hot tub, a spa, a bar and a gym. It's also got some more extravagant perks, like a specially designed recording studio and cinema, a glass-bottomed underwater observation lounge, elevators and a basketball court,.
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., one of the world’s largest owner-operators within the Supramax / Ultramax segment, has taken delivery of the first of six modern Ultramax drybulk vessels the Company has previously agreed to acquire. The ship, which has been renamed the M/V Dublin Eagle, is a 2015-built, high specification scrubber-fitted SDARI-64 Ultramax vessel built at Jiangsu New Hantong Ship Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.