Greek shipper receives new tanker

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd, Athens, Greece, has received the 1A ice-class 162,400 dwt (deadweight tonnage) Suezmax tanker, Arctic, from South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries.

Tsakos said in a news release that the introduction of the Arctic raises the company's Suezmaxes to nine, of which five are of ice-class design. With the Arctic, the fleet's total ice-class capacity in the water now stands at 18 vessels. Tsakos operates a shipping fleet that includes vessels for hauling crude and liquefied natural gas.

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