June launch for E-class coastal tanker

A June launch has been scheduled for the first of four dual-fuel coastal tankers for Thun Tankers.

The E-class series of 8,000DWT vessels are being built at Sheepswerf Ferus Smit in the Netherlands.

Delivery is scheduled from the fourth quarter of 2018 to 2021.

The 115-metre by 15.8-metre tanker has a 9,500-cubic-metre capacity and an Ice Class 1A rating.

The Erik Thun Group has 12 newbuildings on order. They include six intermediate-size tankers.

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