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Baltic index slips to 6-month low on weakness across vessels sizes

Aug 5 (Reuters) - The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index dipped to a near 6-month trough on Friday and registered its worst week in more than two months on weakness across vessel segments.

* The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, and supramax shipping vessels, was down 43 points, or 2.7%, at 1,560 points, its lowest since Feb. 8.

* The main index fell 17.7% for the week, its third consecutive decline.

* The capesize index lost 69 points, or 4.7%, at 1,411 points, its lowest since April 20. It shed about 32% on the week.

* Average daily earnings for capesizes, which typically transport 150,000-tonne cargoes such as iron ore and coal, were down $571 to $11,700.

* The panamax index was down 16 points, or 0.81%, at 1,967 points, its lowest since July 19. It lost 4.1% in the week.

* Average daily earnings for panamaxes, which usually carry coal or grain cargoes of about 60,000 to 70,000 tonnes, decreased $150 to $17,699.

* The supramax index fell 47 points to 1,700 points, its lowest since Feb. 7. It shed 13.7% in its worst weekly decline since Nov. 5. (Reporting by Deep Vakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)