December 11 - Thorco Shipping has added the 12,580 dwt multipurpose vessel, Thorco Dagmar, to its fleet on a one-year time charter from SE Shipping.
The vessel, which was built in 2009, features a tweendeck, three cargo holds and two 150-tonne capacity cranes. The ship was previously named SE Panthea.
Thorco stated the reason for taking the new vessel: "Even though the market in our segment is and has been under quite some pressure, we act when we see good opportunities; and together with the owners we were able to find a good agreement for mutual benefit."
Commenting on the five new vessels, Christian Stadil, owner and ceo of Thorco's parent company Thornico, said: "We firmly believe that when a market is under pressure, when the market is like a closed door, this also equals an open door in terms of the opportunities that will arise, so when an opportunity like this presents itself, we strike."