d’Amico International Shipping S.A shipowner has agreed to buy the vessel Amfitrion, a 50,000 dwt MR product tanker vessel for a consideration of US$43.5 million.

The company said in its statement that the acquisition was made by its operating subsidiary d’Amico Tankers D.A.C. (Ireland) (d’Amico Tankers).

The company sealed a memorandum of agreement to buy the vessel built in 2017 by Samsung Heavy Industries Ningbo, China.

As of today, DIS’ fleet comprises 34 double-hulled product tankers (MR, handysize and LR1, of which 26 owned, 5 chartered-in and 3 bareboat chartered-in) with an average age of about 8.8 years for its owned and bareboat chartered-in vessels.

Paolo d’Amico, chairman and chief executive of d’Amico International Shipping, said: “After the sale of MT Glenda Melanie, our fleet’s oldest vessel, which was announced in March, I am pleased to announce the acquisition of a modern and ‘Eco’ MR vessel, the MT Amfitrion.

“Built by a reputable shipyard in 2017, this vessel aligns perfectly with our company’s long-term strategy of owning and operating a fleet comprised of young and efficient product tanker vessels.”

d’Amico International Shipping S.A. controls, through its fully-owned subsidiary, d’Amico Tankers D.A.C., Dublin, either through ownership or charter arrangements, a double-hulled fleet, ranging from 35,000 to 75,000 deadweight tons.

Source: d’Amico International Shipping S.A