Greece tanker management firm Athenian Sea Carriers has received Athenian Victory, a large GL-class tanker from Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.

The tanker is the first out of four 318,000dwt vessels to be delivered to the company.

The project also re-launches Athenian Sea Carriers as a major player, as the Minos Kyriakou-controlled company has sold or scrapped 800,000dwt of tanker tonnage involving some 15 product and crude carriers, the company said in a statement.