zoom Oslo-based boxship owner MPC Container Ships is continuing with fleet expansion efforts as it has agreed two more secondhand purchases.The company has entered into agreements to acquire the 1,049 TEU Annika and the 1,043 TEU Antigoni, both built at Daesun Shipbuilding, South Korea, in 2008.As informed, the total purchase price for the two vessels is USD 16.1 million.The vessel duo is owned by Greece-based Cosmoship, VesselsValue’s data shows.The takeover of the vessels is expected to take place in January 2018, lifting the fleet of the company to 41 vessels, MPC Container Ships said.Last week, the company also agreed to buy three 2006-built containerships, Vilano, Cap Pasado and Cap Blanche.
New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP and senior Trinamool Congress leader, Derek O’Brien was on Friday questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the Saradha chit fund case at the agency’s offices in Bidhannagar.Sources familiar with developments said that the TMC politician was questioned about certain payments that were received by his party’s official newspaper, Jago Bangla. It is alleged that O’Brien was operating the account of the Bengali weekly, where the payments were received. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Rajaya Sabha MP was earlier asked by the probe agency to join the investigation into the Saradha chit fund case. However, O’Brien had asked for more time as parliament was in session. Speaking to the Millennium Post, the sources added that the money paid into the newspaper’s accounts had originated from proceeds of the sale that came through selling some paintings by the West Bengal Chief Minister. Earlier, the CBI had examined Shibaji Panja, a businessman, in connection with the chit fund case, and it was alleged that he was the one who organised the exhibitions where paintings by the CM were sold. Sources in the know had at the time said that several hit fund companies had purchased paintings from his exhibitions, including the Saradha Group.