GriegMaas Welcomes New Supramax – The Star Damon
There is a time for everything. And now was the time to say goodbye to an old workhorse. On the 21st of August, we delivered the 34-year-old Star Fuji for recycling. She landed at Leyal Ship Recycling in Aliağa, near Izmir in Turkey. That is the same recycling yard that recycled Star Gran in February.
Supramax vessels like the Star Damon have a capacity between 50,000 to 60,000 DWT. Because of their small size, they are preferred in regions with small ports and form the bulk or cargo vessels.
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Star Fuji was an Open Hatch vessel of 40,850 mt dwt. She was hull no 320 from Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, Korea. Through her 34 and a half year, she has sailed approximately 9,000 days. At an average speed of 12 knots, that is 2,5 million nautical miles. Or over 150 times around the world at the equator. She has transported 6,2 million tonnes of cargo through her year. The last years, she has been sailing for G2 Ocean.
But as one ship leaves us, another comes in. On the 20th of August GriegMaas received our new supramax, the Star Damon. She was formerly named GH Frankel and is built-in 2012. She is 199 meters long, has a beam of 32 meters, and a draught at 13.3 meters. Star Damon will join the G2 Ocean conventional bulk pool.