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Carrier rumored to offer millions for Maersk VLCCs

"Of course an offer might come along that would be impossible to turn down, but we have no plans for further divestments at this time," Maersk Tankers CEO Hanne B. Sørensen told ShippingWatch in May.

American General Maritime (Genmar) might be gearing up to make an offer on 15 ships from Maersk Tankers' fleet of supertankers, the so-called VLCCs - very large crude carriers - writes shipping newspaper Tradewinds, referring to anonymous sources.

According to the sources, Genmar - which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2012 and now has a financing solution that enables the carrier to offer USD 950 million - is looking at Maersk Tankers' 15 mega tankers.

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