KNOT Offshore Charters Out Crude Oil/Shuttle Tankship
KNOT Offshore Partners LP say they have fixed with Brazil Shipping I Limited (an affiliate of BG Group) the time charter of the crude oil/shuttle tanker 'Windsor Knutsen'. Details as follows:
The hire rate for the initial term of two years is in line with the rate in the existing charter with BG, which has options to extend the term of the charter for three additional one-year periods.
The charter will commence in or around the fourth quarter of 2015. If all three extension options are exercised, the Windsor Knutsen will operate for BG until the end of 2020. The shuttle tanker will operate in Brazil.
BG has recently notified the KNOT Partnership that the Windsor Knutsen will be redelivered under its existing charter at the end of July 2014. The process of re-employing the vessel prior to the commencement of its new charter with BG is ongoing.
About the KNOT Partnership
The Partnership owns, operates and acquires shuttle tankers under long-term charters in the offshore oil production regions of the North Sea and Brazil. KNOT is structured as a master limited partnership. KNOT’s common units trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “KNOP.”