Syrian Refugees Take Billy Pugh Ride to Safety on Ridgebury Tanker

Ridgebury Tankers' Suezmax Ridgebury Astari participated in a 3-vessel rescue operation on Tuesday, 2 September while operating in the Ionian Sea.  95 Syrian refugees including 79 men, 5 women and 11 children were taken aboard the vessel and reported to be in good health.   Ridgebury Tankers notes that upon direction by the Italian Coast Guard, the ship sailed to Crotone, … [Read more...]

Ridgebury Tankers to Acquire 4 MRs from Yasa Shipping

In a conversation with Ridgebury Tankers CEO Robert Burke this afternoon, he confirmed that his company has agreed to acquire four MR tankers from Yasa Shipping.  The ships were all built at Hyundai Mipo in 2009. Upon delivery, Ridgebury's fleet will consist of these four ships, plus 2 Japanese-built MR product tankers, and a Suezmax resale from Samsung Heavy … [Read more...]

Ridgebury Tankers Acquires Suezmax, Enters Blue Fin Pool

Ridgebury Tankers acknowledged today their acquisition of a 158,000 dwt Suezmax, currently under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries. According to Tradewinds, Ridgebury paid $51 million for the vessel, which upon delivery in October, will be named the Lessley B. Ridgebury Tankers’ CEO and President Mr. Robert Burke commented on the Heidmar website noting that … [Read more...]