Fratelli Cosulich Buys Former Ocean Tankers Barge to Add to Singapore Fleet

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Wednesday July 15, 2020

Marine fuel supplier Fratelli Cosulich has added another barge to its operation in Singapore, the company said Wednesday.

The company has bought the 4,650 dwt barge Marine Elite, previously owned by Ocean Tankers, and renamed it Grazia Cosulich, it said in an emailed statement. The ship will be the seventh in the company's fleet in Singapore.

Fratelli Cosulich may now consider adding another smaller vessel to its fleet later this year, CEO Timothy Cosulich said in the statement.

"We expect to add one more 'unit' to the fleet: if everything proceeds according to plan, by the end of August we will take delivery of a small launch that our colleagues will use to move between barges.

"The launch will be called Genoa, in honour of our home city and of the main football team in our city."

The Marine Elite was listed as part of the Ocean Tankers fleet in a list on their website from January 2020.

Ocean Tankers was caught up in the financial struggles of Hin Leong -- to which is linked -- earlier this year. But the recent preliminary findings of its court-appointed managers have suggested its liabilities may be less severe than originally thought.

Fratelli Cosulich was listed as Singapore's 20th largest supplier by volume in 2019.