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Sanko Seeks to Delay Ship-Hire Payments to Knightsbridge Tankers

March 12 (Bloomberg) -- Sanko Steamship Co., a Japanese operator of commodity carriers that’s restructuring to meet financial obligations, asked to delay payments to Knightsbridge Tankers Ltd.

The Capesize vessel Battersea is chartered to Sanko for $39,500 a day through June 2014, Knightsbridge said in a statement today. The Hamilton, Bermuda-based company has received full payment until March 10 and part payment for the next 15 days, it said.

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