AET purchases two newbuild product tankers


Malaysian petroleum shipping company AET has purchased two newbuild 6,600 dwt product tankers, continuing its efforts towards a clean fleet.

The vessels AET Sanjar and AET Nissa were built by the Okskaya Sudoverf Joint Stock Company in Russia and are sister vessels to AET Gala which was delivered earlier this year. All three vessels are operating under the Marshall Islands flag.

The two newbuilds were formally accepted during a naming ceremony in Haydarpasa Port, Istanbul on 7 August 2010.

AET Sanjar and AET Nissa were named by Datin Sharifah Salwa and Datin Roi Hanah; the wives of AET chairman Dato’ Shamsul Azhar Abbas and deputy chairman Datuk Nasarudin Mohd Idris.

Hor Weng Yew, AET President and chief executive said: “With these new vessels joining us today, our fleet now stands at 76 vessels with a combined capacity of more than 9 million dwt.”