Second vessel for Fletcher ShippingVessel & ROV News // June 2, 2009
Seabrokers reports that Aberdeen-based Fletcher Shipping has acquired the 1996-built UT 745 PSV Northern Gambler from Trico for a price in the region of US$26 million.
The vessel will continue on its long term charter to ASCO which runs until December 2013 with five yearly options thereafter. Asco in turn have the vessel on long term charter to Apache North Sea Ltd.
Handover is scheduled for the end of June when the vessel will be renamed FS Pegasus and re-flagged to the UK register.
This will be Fletcher Shipping’s second vessel and follows the purchase in 2007 of FS Aquarius, formerly the 1991 built Star Aquarius.
Royal Bank of Scotland assisted with the financing of both vessels.