SFL Sells Vessel, Terminates Charter
Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) ("Ship Finance" or the "Company"), today announced that it has agreed to sell the 20-year old combination carrier Front Breaker to an unrelated third party and has simultaneously agreed to terminate the corresponding charter party with a subsidiary of Frontline Ltd. (FRO) ("Frontline").
Delivery to the new owner is expected to be in May 2011 and Ship Finance expects to receive net proceeds of approximately $17.9 million including $6.6 million charter termination compensation payment from Frontline. As a result of the sale, the Company expects to record a book gain of approximately $3.8 million in the second quarter of 2011.
Source: Ship Finance International Limited