Astano Repairs Largest In Five Years

Spain's Astano Shipyard has embraced the first quarter of the new millennium with high demand for its docking and repair services, including the accommodation of the yard's largest vessel since 1994. A steady visitor to Astano is Greece's Good Faith Shipping, who called upon Astano to repair two vessel for the company — 143,745-dwt bulk carrier Optimist this past March and Nafiska M — a 162,465-dwt OBO repaired in 1994. These vessels hold the distinction of the two largest ever to enter the Spanish yard.

Astano has also undertaken various other tonnage this year ranging from reefer vessels to self-unloaders, as well as car carriers and LPGs.

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