Bahri opts for Saudi flag

Apr 21 2017

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has revealed plans to re-flag up to 32 of its VLCCs and five MRs to the domestic flag by the end of 2017.

According to local reports, Bahri’s CEO, Ibrahim bin Abdul Rahman Al Omar, said that the registration of the company’s 37 VLCCs under Saudi Arabian flag was aimed at enhancing the Kingdom’s position in the IMO’s global ranking list and to increase the size and efficiency of the domestic fleet.

The tanker ‘Amjad’ was the last to join Bahri’s VLCC fleet. She was handed over to the company in February of this year and registered under the Saudi Arabian flag.

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