Published: Sep 22, 2014
Source: Tadawul


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Addendum announcement from Bahri in relation to the merger of Vela Fleet and Operations with Bahri

Subsequent to The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) announcement on 21 July 2014 relating to merging the Vela fleet and operations with Bahri, Bahri announces that (Aries Star), one of the VLCCs in Vela fleet, was transferred to Bahri's ownership on Monday 22 September 2014 for a cash consideration of SAR 194,587,500 (equivalent to US$ 51,890,000) paid to Vela and her name was changed to (Shiblah). The transfer of ownership was financed entirely by a Murabaha bridge financing signed and announced on Tadawul website on 22 June 2014. The remaining Vela vessels shall be transferred to Bahri on a staggered basis according to an agreed upon vessel delivery schedule with Vela and is expected to be completed before the end of 2014. The financial impact is expected during the third quarter of 2014. 

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