Odfjell Drilling sells drillship

Golden Close Maritime, a unit of Odfjell Drilling, has signed a memorandum of agreement with an Asian buyer for the sale of the Deepsea Metro I drillship for $262.5m.

The proceeds from the sale will be used for a mandatory prepayment of the company’s bond loans.

The drillship is jointly owned by Metro Exploration (60%) and Odfjell Drilling (40%). Odfjell Drilling is the manager of the vessel.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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