Friday, August 6, 2010

Coruage Marine scraps Handysize vessel

Courage Marine announced that it has sent Jeannie III (a 33 year old, 34,537 Dwt Handysize vessel) for demolition, resulting in proceeds of approximately US$2.6 million. Based on rough estimates, the Jeannie III possibly measured about 5,200 ldt, which translates to a selling price of about US$475 per tonne, up from the reported US$425 per ldt which Courage Marine secured for the disposal of MV Cape Ore in April this year.

The ship is understandably old, and the transaction will actually result in a gain of about US$500,000 for the current year. Once again, the management has shown ability to profit from the disposal of old vessels as steel prices gain, an indication of how the company's focus on older vessels increases business flexibility.

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