Offshore Work Maintenance Ship Sold, Chartered Back by Otto Marine

Press Release
Thursday, September 20, 2012
'Oranda 1': Photo courtesy of Otto Marine

Singapore-based Otto Marine sells Work Maintenance Vessel 'Oranda 1' for US$38.0-million, simultaneously bareboat-chartered back for GofM work.

The sales transaction sets to improve the Group’s cash flow and balance sheet.

Oranda 1, of LOA 75 m  is an ABS-classed 4,200bhp Work Maintenance Vessel that has completed 4 projects in South East Asia since May 2010. Contemporaneous with the sales transaction, the Group’s subsidiary, Karp Marine Limited, has bareboat chartered back the vessel for a period of 5 years. Oranda 1 is currently executing general topside platform maintenance works in the Gulf of Mexico under a 450-day time charter contract worth US$14.9 million.

“Proceed from this sale transaction will be utilized towards repayment of bank loans, thereby improving the Group’s liquidity and working capital. This is very much in line with the Group’s strategy to lighten its balance sheet to optimize operations going forward.” Aw Chin Leng, Executive Director and Deputy President.

Otto Marine Limited is an offshore marine group engaged in specialized shipbuilding of offshore vessels for primarily Deep Sea applications. The shipbuilding includes ship repair and conversion. In addition, Otto Marine is chartering out its own fleet of sophisticated and environmentally friendly (clean/comfort class) Anchor Handling Tugs and Offshore Supply vessels for mainly Deep Sea applications.

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