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Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. (NYSE:PSV) Announces Sale of Two Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. (NYSE:PSV) (“Hermitage Offshore,” or the “Company”) announced today that it has sold its two anchor handling tug supply vessels (the “Transaction”).  The Transaction was consummated when one of the Company’s direct wholly owned subsidiaries (the “Seller”) sold the Seller’s two special purpose companies (together the “Owners”), each of which owned  an  anchor handling tug supply vessel, to an unrelated third party (the “Buyer”). 

The consideration for the Transaction consisted of the unconditional release of the Seller of all of its obligations under the $9.0 million term loan facility between the Owners, as borrowers and  DVB Bank SE, as lenders, facility agent and security agent in exchange for the transfer of all the shares of the Owners  (including the Owners’ related working capital) to the Buyer.  Following the Transaction, there is no outstanding liability of the Company or its subsidiaries under the $9.0 million term loan facility with DVB Bank SE.  The Company expects to record a loss of approximately $4.0 million as a result of the Transaction. 

The Company’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the Transaction. 

About the Company

Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. is an offshore support vessel company that owns 21 vessels consisting of 10 platform supply vessels, or PSVs and 11 crew boats. The Company’s vessels primarily operate in the North Sea and the West Coast of Africa. Additional information about the Company is available at the Company’s website, which is not a part of this press release.


Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward‐looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward‐looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward‐looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts. The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “project,” “likely,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could” and similar expressions identify forward‐looking statements.

The forward‐looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company’s records and other data available from third parties. Although management believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond the Company’s control, there can be no assurance that the Company will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. The Company undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines any obligation, except as required by law, to publicly update or revise any forward‐looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Important factors that, in the Company’s view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand in the offshore support vessel (“OSV”) market, changes in charter hire rates and vessel values, demand in OSVs, the length and severity of the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the results of the Company’s discussions with its lenders, the Company’s operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry docking and insurance costs, governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities as well as potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, the availability of financing and refinancing, vessel breakdowns and instances of off-hire and other important factors described from time to time in the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd.
+377 9798 5717 (Monaco)
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