Toro Corp. Announces The Sale Of The Wonder Polaris And Wonder Bellatrix

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Toro Corp. an international energy transportation services company, announces that on May 18, 2023 and on May 12, 2023, the Company entered into two separate agreements with an unaffiliated third-party for the sale of (i) the M/T Wonder Polaris, a 2005-built Aframax/LR2 tanker, at a price of $34.5 million, and (ii) the M/T Wonder Bellatrix, a 2006-built Aframax/LR2 tanker, at a price of $37.0 million. The conclusion of the sale agreements is subject to the execution of definitive documentation customary for these types of transactions. Both vessels are expected to be delivered to their new owner during the second quarter of 2023, says an article published on their website.

Second quarter

The Company expects to record during the second quarter of 2023 (i) a net gain on the sale of the M/T Wonder Polaris of approximately $22.4 million, excluding any transaction-related costs, and (ii) a net gain on the sale of the M/T Wonder Bellatrix of approximately $20.5 million, excluding any transaction-related costs.

Petros Panagiotidis, Chief Executive Officer of Toro, commented:

“We are pleased to announce the sale of two of our Aframax vessels for a substantial capital gain. We believe that this sale, along with the recent announcements of the sale of the M/T Wonder Avior, and the entry into the LPG vessel sector with four modern vessels are important steps in the modernization and diversification of Toro’s business.

We intend to continue looking for further opportunities to renew, grow and diversify our fleet.”

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Source: Toro