Polarcus Limited (Polarcus) (OSE: PLCS) refers to its announcement dated 24 June 2020 regarding the suspension of hire until commencement of a new project and the expected redelivery of Vyacheslav Tikhonov (the V.T.) following completion of that project.

Vyacheslav Tikhonov Charter Extended For 3 Years; Ivan Gubkin Option To Redeliver
Caption: Research Vessel Vyacheslav Tikhonov - Image courtesy of Wiktor

V.T. is currently engaged on the referenced project. Hire is payable in full until demobilization which is scheduled for about 30 October 2020. Sovcomflot has exercised options to extend the firm period of the charter for 3 years commencing immediately thereafter. Hire will be fixed at half the current day rate throughout the 3 year extension.

Ivan Gubkin (the I.G., previously Polarcus Amani) has been on charter to Sovcomflot since 2017. In light of the extension to the V.T. charter, it has been agreed that Sovcomflot may redeliver I.G. after 21 September 2020.

Caption: Research vessel Ivan Gubkin - Image courtesy of M. Sesemann

Source: Polarcus