Ardmore Shipping Corporation today announced that its latest newbuild vessel, the Ardmore Seafox, was delivered by SPP Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (“SPP Shipbuilding”) from the Sacheon shipyard in Korea on 25th June 2015.
The Ardmore Seafox is a 49, 999 DWT IMO 3 product and chemical tanker, and her addition to the Ardmore fleet increases the number of Ardmore vessels on the water to twenty with a total tonnage of 819, 519 DWT. Technical management of the Ardmore Seafox will be provided by Univan Ship Management Ltd.
Commenting on her delivery, Mark Cameron, Ardmore Shipping’s COO, said:
“We are pleased to take delivery of this sister ship to the Ardmore Sealion and we extend our thanks to SPP Shipbuilding for their hard work and dedication throughout the build process. The addition of the Ardmore Seafox realises our continued commitment to incorporating high quality, modern and efficient vessels to our fleet.
As with the Ardmore Sealion, the Ardmore Seafox is a high quality eco-design Ardmore vessel, fully equipped with a variety of fuel-saving measures including Skysails technology and offering the highest standards of performance for our customers. With an average age of under four and a half years, the Ardmore fleet is among the youngest in the industry.
This is the second of four newbuild vessels to be delivered from SPP Shipbuilding this year and we look forward to continuing to work closely with SPP Shipbuilding on the remaining two vessels in the series due for delivery in the second half of this year. We wish the Ardmore Seafox and her crew safe seas and fair winds as she goes on to fulfill her long and successful service within the Ardmore fleet.”