KNOT Offshore Partners Takes Brasil Knutsen

first_imgKNOT Offshore Partners’ subsidiary KNOT Shuttle Tankers has acquired KNOT Shuttle Tankers 32, a company that owns and operates the shuttle tanker Brasil Knutsen.As informed, the 153,684 dwt ship was bought from Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers for an aggregate price of USD 96 million, less USD 59 million of outstanding indebtedness under the secured credit facility related to the vessel, less approximately USD 35.2 million for a loan owed by KNOT 32 to Knutsen NYK, plus certain capitalized fees related to the financing of the Brasil Knutsen.Upon closing of the acquisition, KNOT 32 repaid the company liquidity loan in full, the company said.The purchase price was settled by way of a cash payment of approximately USD 3.1 million and will be subject to certain post-closing adjustments for working capital and interest and currency fluctuation on the company liquidity loan. The Brasil Facility is repayable in quarterly installments with a final balloon payment of USD 41 million due at maturity in July 2022 and bears interest at an annual rate equal to LIBOR plus a margin of 2.3%, according to KNOT Offshore Partners.Built at Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Korea in 2013, the DP2 Suezmax class shuttle tanker is operating in Brazil under a time charter with Galp Sinopec Brazil Services B.V., which will expire in the third quarter of 2022. The charterer has options to extend the charter for two three-year periods.Brasil Knutsen, previously named Brasil Voyager, was purchased by Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers for USD 90 million in May this year, VesselsValue’s data shows.KNOT Offshore Partners owns, operates and acquires shuttle tankers under long-term charters in the deep-water offshore oil production regions of the North Sea and Brazil.last_img read more

Elliott down; Connelly steps to challenge

first_imgTalk about being thrown right into the fire.With UW junior goalie Brian Elliott injuring his left leg at practice Wednesday, freshman Shane Connelly — who has yet to see action in a regular season game — has quickly become the center of attention as the No. 1-ranked Badgers host No. 19 Denver this weekend.”This would be a first,” Connelly said after practice Thursday as he was surrounded by a group of reporters. “It’s something new. I’m pretty excited.”Elliott had been nothing short of spectacular between the pipes through UW’s first 22 contests, compiling an 18-2-2 record, a 1.40 goals against average and a .946 save percentage. He was the top goalie and arguably the best player in the country this season.Now he will be forced to view the next 3-4 weeks in street clothes.The only action outside of practice Connelly has seen since joining the Badgers’ squad at the beginning of this season came against the United States Under-18 team a month ago.The Cheltenham, Penn. native made 19 saves but gave up five goals as Wisconsin picked up a 6-5 come-from-behind victory.It was not quite the debut that Connelly had hoped for, but he said getting to see some action did help his progress.”I watched the tape, went back to work with [goalie coach Bill Howard] and just got in the flow a little more,” Connelly said. “I’ve watched a lot of gamedays, but now I’ve got one under my belt. More confidence is the biggest thing.”Included in the five goals allowed were a few that slipped through his legs, which undoubtedly he would love to have back.But that performance is in the rearview mirror at this point, and Connelly will be thrust into the limelight under the grandest of circumstances.Not only will he be making his official debut for the top-ranked team in the country looking to knock off the two-time defending national champion Pioneers, he will be doing so in front of a sold-out Kohl Center.”I never thought it would be my first WCHA game, but it’s arrived,” Connelly said. “I’m more excited than nervous.”Connelly has been preparing all year and each individual weekend just in case he would be needed.”Each weekend you kind of get your mindset just in case, get ready,” Connelly said.That “just-in-case” moment happened to come Wednesday.”This is obviously one of the biggest days of my life coming up … I’m just excited and ready to go,” Connelly said.”I think I’m ready.”Knocking off the PioneersThere is no doubt that both teams will have bulls-eyes on their backs at the Kohl Center this weekend.Denver will be trying to defend its national title while the now-battered Badgers trying to hold onto their No. 1 ranking and maintain their lead in the WCHA, and this is the only time they will see each other in the regular season.”What it adds up to is another great weekend,” Eaves said. “That becomes a natural motivator.”Denver struggled a bit last weekend, splitting with St. Cloud State, but remains tied for second in the WCHA with Minnesota, eight points behind Wisconsin.Even though they will be without Elliott, the Badgers are taking this series as if it were any other.”Nothing’s going to change this weekend,” senior assistant captain Tom Gilbert said. “We’re going to come out hard, score some goals and get four points this weekend.”In league games, Denver ranks fourth on offense with 3.31 goals per game and also has the third-best defense, allowing 2.62 goals per game.They have two of the top three scorers in the league in sophomore Paul Stastny and junior Matt Carle, but senior Gabe Gauthier may be the biggest threat.”Gauthier is their biggest talent,” senior captain Adam Burish said. “We’ve got to be real aware when he’s on the ice.”Between the pipes, the Pioneers have split time between the talented duo of sophomore Peter Mannino (2.35 GAA, .917 save percentage) and junior Glenn Fisher (2.77, .901).The Badgers will probably have to knock in a few extra goals — which wasn’t a problem when they scored 12 in two games at Colorado College last week — if they hope to be successful.UW, along with boasting the toughest defense in the league — they are allowing just 1.44 goals per game — can also now lay claim to the WCHA’s best offense, as the Badgers effort last weekend propelled them to 3.94 goals per league game.Of course, without Elliott, it’s a whole new ballgame.last_img read more

Wellington’s Ryleigh Buck completes week with Team USA at Pan Am Qualifier in Dominican Republic

first_imgRyleigh Buck talks with one of her coaches at the Pan Am Game Qualifier this Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ryleigh Buck of Wellington is returning home after spending a week with the Team USA Baseball Women’s National Team.Buck, the daughter of T.D. and Sheila Buck, helped the USA women’s team post a perfect 5-0 record at the Pan American Games Qualifier at the Estadio Cibao in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The team completed the undefeated week with a 3-0 victory over Venezuela on Thursday.The next stop for Team USA is the Pan American Games this summer in Toronto, Canada.Buck still does not know if she will be part of Team USA for the official Pan Am Games. She will be participating in the Women’s National Team Trials to be held May 22-24 in a site that has yet to be announced. The trials will determine the final 18 players selected.The Wellington High School junior played in three of the five games as a starting shortstop. In the three games she played, she was at bat eight times with one run, one hit, two RBIs, one walk, two strikeouts, three putouts, two assists, and was left on base three times. In the first game against Puerto Rico, she was walked with the bases load in the top of the second. She then singled to left field in the seventh inning to help Team USA to a 9-2 victory.In the second game, Buck struck out twice and was hit by a pitch with bases loaded in the sixth inning which was her RBI. USA won that game 9-7.After a double-header on March 10 in which Buck did not play in either game and USA officially qualified for the Games, she played in the final game against Venezuela.She was at bat three times. She flew out in the first inning on a 3-2 pitch, flew out on a 2-0 pitch in the fourth, and reached base on an error in the sixth. She reached second base before the inning was over.Buck returned to the U.S. today and will begin her junior year as a shortstop for the WHS girls softball team where she will start as a shortstop for the third consecutive year.Her statistics at the Pan Am Qualifier are as follows: DateOpponentat-batrunshitsRBIBBs-outsput-outsassistsLOB Total811212323 10-MarDominican RepublicDid not play 9-MarVenezuela210102212 Ryleigh Buck – shortstop, USA Pan Am qualifiers, Santiago, D.R.   Follow us on Twitter.center_img 10-MarCubaDid not play 12-MarVenezuela300000110 Offensive stats 8-MarPuerto Rico301110001 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (9) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +8 Vote up Vote down Proud Sister-In-Law · 282 weeks ago Way to put Wellington on the map and make everyone back home proud. You are the most talented person I know!! Love you!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 282 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down She will know who · 282 weeks ago She’s just a small town girl with big world dreams…so proud of you Ryles!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 282 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Monty · 282 weeks ago I congratulate you on your accomplishment but also know that you didn’t inherit that talent from old gramps “Gary”. Report Reply 0 replies · active 282 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down notlla · 282 weeks ago I didn`t know they had a girls baseball team. Good job. Report Reply 0 replies · active 282 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down John Wellington · 282 weeks ago Very impressive! It’s nice to see some positive news coming from this community. We should definitely highlight more of our assets than giving attention to the ones dragging us down. Report Reply 1 reply · active 282 weeks ago +16 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 282 weeks ago What are you talking about? We have story upon story about the positives news coming from this community. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Wellington Teacher · 282 weeks ago Great job Ryleigh! Way to make Wellington proud! Good luck on the next phase of your journey. Report Reply 0 replies · active 282 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Doug · 282 weeks ago WOW !!! We went and watched Ryleigh and her team mates this past week in the Dominican. Words cannot describe the pride we felt. To be standing behind the dugout as the USA national anthem is played at an international event is unbelievable. We witnessed exceptional sportsmanship and excellent baseball. When anyone asked why we were in the Dominican, we were proug to tell them why we were there. Ryleigh good luck Report Reply 1 reply · active 282 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Guess Who · 282 weeks ago You’re a great guy!!! Don’t tell your wife though! Lol. Love you! Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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