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Monjasa adds two tankers in West Africa

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Danish oil and shipping group Monjasa has bolstered its fleet in West Africa to meet higher marine fuel demand and from the offshore industry.

The company has added two tankers the 17,200 dwt Monjasa Rover and the 7,858 dwt Monjasa Hunter to its fleet, the latter targeting length-restricted offshore oil and gas vessels in West Africa, including FPSOs.

The new vessels 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 first time with 16 owned and 15 time-charter vessels.

While Monjasa Rover replaces 19,991 dwt Monjasa Thunder, which was recently repositioned from West Africa to the Panama Canal, Monjasa Hunter brings new and specialised capabilities to the Monjasa fleet.

Monjasa Hunter length, being less than 110 metres, 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.

“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 101 metres and her relatively large carrying capacity compared to her size, Monjasa Hunter can support niche length-restricted fuel operations, including FPSOs,” explained Group Shipping Director, Torben Maigaard Nielsen.