Helsinki Shipyard, having received bids for the auction of NB 517, announced that Swan Hellenic has been awarded the tender. Helsinki Shipyard exercised the right to sell the ship by tender, provided for by the shipbuilding contract, after the original buyer failed to take delivery of the ship. The auction ended at midnight on Friday the 24th of June and was satisfactory for Helsinki Shipyard, which analysed the bids and declared Swan Hellenic the winner.
The ship will, as anticipated, be delivered to Swan Hellenic as soon as all the registry formalities in The Bahamas have been completed, and Swan Hellenic becomes the sole owner of SH Vega. The vessel will start operating in the Arctic as scheduled from the 20th of July.