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Monjasa acquires two tankers and targets West Africa’s offshore industry with specialised vessel

Global oil and shipping group Monjasa reveals additional ownership of the two tankers, Monjasa Rover (17,200 DWT) and Monjasa Hunter (7,858 DWT). The latter joins as a unique fleet addition targeting length-restricted offshore oil and gas vessels in West Africa, including FPSOs. These fleet additions come at a time where West Africa sees a higher marine fuels demand compared to 2023 levels due to the prolonged rerouting of cargo ships around Cape of Good Hope to avoid Houthi attacks in the Red Sea.

Following this double tanker acquisition, Monjasa now controls more owned than chartered tonnage for the fist time since its establishment in 2002. The Monjasa fleet now stands at 16 owned and 15 time charter vessels.

Specialised supplies for the offshore oil and gas sector
While Monjasa Rover replaces Monjasa Thunder (19,991 DWT), which was recently repositioned from West Africa to the Panama Canal, Monjasa Hunter brings new and specialised capabilities to the Monjasa fleet.

Most importantly, her length, being less than 110m, allows her to go alongside oil rigs and platforms and thereby adding flexibility for the offshore oil and gas operators from the Gulf of Guinea down to Namibia.

Group Shipping Director, Torben Maigaard Nielsen: “Unlike our other tankers in West Africa, which are too big in size for this purpose, Monjasa Hunter offers a distinct advantage for offshore operators in the region, Thanks to her length overall of 101m and her relatively large carrying capacity compared to her size, Monjasa Hunter can support niche length-restricted fuel operations, including FPSOs.”

Delivery and dry docking in Riga and Istanbul
Monjasa took delivery of the two tankers Monjasa Rover (formerly Fure Nord) in Riga, Latvia and Monjasa Hunter (formerly Annelise Theresa) in Istanbul, Türkiye, respectively. Both tankers were then dry docked for renewal surveys, name change and subsequent hull blasting and painting matching the Monjasa fleet design.

Overall, Monjasa’s West Africa operations consist of around 10 tankers while the Middle East & Africa region accounts for 28% of the company’s total volume of 6.5m tonnes of marine fuels supplied in 2023.

Monjasa Hunter
• Year built: 2009
• Flag: Liberia
• DWT: 7,858
• LOA: 101m
• Beam: 19m
• IMO: 9478286

Monjasa Rover
• Year built: 2004
• Flag: Liberia
• DWT: 17.200
• LOA: 144m
• Beam: 22m
• IMO: 9271884
Source: Monjasa

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