Bassoe: Ultra deepwater drillship Deepsea Metro I sold for $262.5 M

The current fundamentals in the market aren’t driving values; buyers are. As deepwater drillship transactions keep trickling in, values are likely to climb further.

Golden Close Maritime Corp. announced [on Tuesday] the sale of their only drilling rig, the Deepsea Metro I, to an Asian buyer.

The drillship, built in 2011 by Hyundai Heavy Industries and managed by Odfjell Drilling, has been warm stacked in Malaysia since 2017 after seeing its most recent contract in disputed waters offshore Vietnam cut short due to force majeure. Since then, the rig has been a primary transaction candidate.

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