Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp is selling two of its IMO II chemical tankers for $74.6m combined, which will generate a book gain of $11.7m for the NYSE-listed shipowner.
The buyer of Nave Constellation (45,281 dwt, built 2013) and Nave Universe (45,513 dwt, built 2013) was not disclosed.
Navios acquired the tankers in 2013 from United Arab Chemical Carriers (UACC) for $67.2m. The vessels are expected to have generated a total EBITDA of $22.m while in its ownership, Navios said.
The sale transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, once the tankers have completed their respective charters.
The proceeds from the sale will be used to repay indebtedness and general working capital purposes, the Angeliki Frangou-led company said.
Navios said the decision was made in both companies’ “best interests to avoid expensive and unnecessary litigation”, which was brought by shareholders in early April. The prospective lawsuit claimed the loan was agreed “on terms that no rational person, much less a corporate director or controlling stockholder showing respect to their fiduciaries, would ever permit”.