Crude oil tanker Front Vanguard - Image: José A. Sánchez / Shipspotting
Ship Finance has simultaneously sold the vessel to an unrelated third party. The Company expects the vessel to cease operating as a conventional tanker and the charter with Ship Finance is expected to terminate in the second quarter of 2016.
Frontline has agreed a compensation payment to Ship Finance of approximately $0.4 million for the termination of the current charter.
Following this termination, the number of vessels on charter from Ship Finance will be reduced to 13 vessels, including 11 VLCCs and two Suezmax tankers.