Hamburg-based Hellespont Tankers has taken delivery of the Hellespont Centurion, the first of a serious of eight 17,000 dwt IMO-2 chemical tankers.
Hellespont Tankers will commercially manage the vessel, which has been entered into the Hamburg-based Seatramp Intermediate Tanker Pool. Technical management will be carried out by Hellespont Hammonia.
Built at Korea's Sekwang Shipbuilding yard the vessel can load fifteen different grades in epoxy coated tanks. Hellespont Centurion is now on her maiden voyage to load her first cargo in Southeast Asia for Europe. The Marshall Islands flag vessel is 11,551 gt, length o.a. 472 ft, beam 74 ft and summer draft 29.5 ft.
The Seatramp Intermediate Tanker Pool commercially manages three 13,000 dwt and one 17,000 dwt chemical tankers. Hellespont has committed a further seven 17,000 dwt newbuildings due between now and 2011 to the pool. Hellespont Hammonia manages eighteen modern crude, product and chemical tankers and platform supply vessels.