Siem Offshore offloads AHTS pair

Siem Offshore is looking to further reduce its debt with a deal to sell two anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels to an undisclosed third party.

The Norwegian offshore vessel operator has sold the 2010-built Siem Garnet and Siem Diamond for further trading outside the offshore shipping industry.

Financial details have not been disclosed. According to the online pricing platform VesselsValue, the pair is worth approximately $32.8m.

The delivery of the Siem Garnet has already taken place and the Siem Diamond is scheduled for delivery next week.

Siem Offshore will own eight large AHTS vessels, once all transactions have been completed.

“Surplus cash after debt repayment on the two vessels sold will be used for additional debt repayment on the eight remaining AHTS vessels in accordance with the restructuring plan agreed with our secured lenders last month,” Siem Offshore said on Friday.

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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