As planned, Ultrapetrol continues its newbuilding program in India that will add capacity to our Offshore fleet. We expect to take delivery of the first of the remaining two PSVs, UP Pearl, during the second quarter of 2013.We entered into new four-year time charters with Petrobras for our UP Agua-Marinha, UP Diamante and UP Topazio at significantly higher rates than their expiring contracts while we extended the charter for UP Esmeralda for another four years. In addition, both UP Amber (on its way from India to Brazil) and UP Pearl have been contracted for four years to Petrobras. These new contracts and vessels are expected to produce substantial additional EBITDA.
Ultrapetrol Reports Financial Results For First Quarter 2013
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