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Danish bunker company Monjasa has announced the acquisition of two tankers, Monjasa Rover and Monjasa Hunter, that will operate in West Africa.

The 7,858 DWT Monjasa Hunter has joined the fleet as a unique fleet addition targeting length-restricted offshore oil and gas vessels in West Africa, including floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units.

Meanwhile, the 17,200 DWT Monjasa Rover replaces the Monjasa Thunder, which, as previously reported by Bunkerspot, was recently repositioned from West Africa to the Panama Canal.

In a statement sent to Bunkerspot today (10 July), Monjasa noted that the fleet additions come at a time when West Africa is seeing 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.’

Additionally, the company highlighted that the length of the Monjasa Hunter (less than 110 metres) allows the vessel 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.’

Commenting, Group Shipping Director, Torben Maigaard Nielsen, said: ‘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 101m and her relatively large carrying capacity compared to her size, Monjasa Hunter can support niche length-restricted fuel operations, including FPSOs.’

Monjasa took delivery of the two tankers Monjasa Rover (formerly Fure Nord) in Riga, Latvia and Monjasa Hunter (formerly Annelise Theresa) in Istanbul, Türkiye, respectively. Both tankers were then dry docked for renewal surveys, name change and subsequent hull blasting and painting matching the Monjasa fleet design.

Overall, Monjasa’s West Africa operations consist of around 10 tankers while the Middle East & Africa region accounts for 28% of the company’s total volume of 6.5 million tonnes of marine fuels supplied in 2023.

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