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Dorian LPG unlocks cash in sale and leaseback deal for VLGC pair

Dorian LPG has completed two $70m sale and bareboat charter arrangements with the same counterparty for its 2015-built very large gas carriers (VLGCs) Cratis and Copernicus

The New York-listed VLGC owner said the Japanese financing transactions resulted in cash proceeds of $100m, of which $50.6m was used to prepay a portion of the 2015 accounts receivable (AR) credit facility, and the balance will be used for general corporate purposes.

Each financing has a nine-year term with purchase options beginning on March 18, 2025, amortizes principal of $340,000 per month, and carries a fixed interest rate of 4.1%.

Further, the company has completed the sale of the 2008-built Captain Nicholas ML, renamed Green Sarita, to MOL’s subsidiary in India, Sakura Energy Transport, resulting in cash proceeds of $48.1m. The Stamford-headquartered firm currently has a fleet of 22 VLGCs.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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