Unknown Italian buyers recently purchased three 1979 Japanese-built tankers for a total of $5.9 million. The vessels acquired by the Italians were the Sarpindo Palapa (16,370-dwt), the Sarpindo Primuda (16,319-dwt) and the Sarpindo Pribumi (16,291-dwt).
Another tanker sold was the 1986 German-built Leng
(10,628-dwt) purchased by unidentified Danish buyers for $11.9 million.
Unknown buyers purchased four Japanese-constructed bulk carriers for a total of $32 million.
The vessels were the Ma Guan Hai (1984, 41,762-dwt), the Ma Long Hai (1984, 41,634-dwt), the Ma Quan Hai (1985, 41,634-dwt) and the Ma Shan Hai (1985, 41,634-dwt).
Southern Steamship paid $18.5 million for the 1996 Japanese-built bulk carrier Oriental Nova (70,189-dwt) and Bacolitsas bought
the 1987 Japanese-constructed bulk carrier Sea Success
(69,755-dwt) for $9.75 million.
Unidentified Greek buyers picked up three bulk carriers in separate deals, the 1994 Japanese-built Azusa (45,210-dwt) for $15.5 million, the South Korean 1983-constructed Chennai Nermai (37,940-dwt) for $5.2 million and the 1982 Bulgarian-built Mina-S (25,530-dwt) for $2 million.
Two other Japanese-built bulk carriers were sold with unknown buyers paying $1.5 million for the 1977 Blue Angel (28,317-dwt) and Far Eastern buyers paying $650,000 for the 1976-built Togo Pal (16,904-dwt).
One containership was reported sold - the 1994 Japanese-built Libra Australia
(24,444-dwt) bought by unknown buyers for $14-15 million.
Mexican buyers purchased the 1979 Yugoslav-built ro-ro Ledenice (7,478-dwt) for $1.45 million at an auction.
Vessels that were sold for demolition consist of one tanker, five bulk carriers, one barge heavy load carrier
, six general cargo ships and one ferry. The list includes the 1968 German-built bulk carriers Georgios
P (82,445-dwt) and Elisa P (82,325-dwt) and the 1969 British-built tanker Monte Rotondo (25,604-dwt).