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Sovcomflot bags financing for two ice class vessels

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Tanker carrier Sovcomflot has signed a memorandum of understanding for a large credit facility which will be used to pay for two ice class Panamax vessels. The new ships will service a Russian oil project in the Pechora sea.


BY DANIEL LOGAN BERG-MUNCH
Published 23.11.16 at 15:29

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