Ship Finance International to sell 2001-built VLCC

Photo: Henderson
Photo: Henderson

Bermuda-based Ship Finance International (SFL) has contracted to sell the oldest vessel in its VLCC fleet.

The 2001-built tanker Front Ariake is slated to be delivered to an unnamed third party for a net sales price of approximately US$20.7 million, including approximately US$3.4 million in the form of an interest-bearing loan note from SFL parent company Frontline.

The book value of the vessel is approximately US$27.6 million, thus an impairment is expected to be recorded in the third quarter.

Delivery to the new owner is expected later this month.

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