April 20, 2015 18:04 ET

SEA-Vista Announces New Credit Facility

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 20, 2015) - SEA-Vista I LLC ("SEA-Vista" or the "Company") today announced that it closed a new $300 million credit facility (the "Credit Facility") with a syndicate of lenders led by JPMorgan Chase. 

The Credit Facility is comprised of three tranches: (i) a $100 million revolving credit facility; (ii) an $80 million term loan; and (iii) a $120 million delayed draw term loan. The Credit Facility will fund working capital needs, capital commitments under our vessel construction program, the repayment of our outstanding Title XI financing and future growth opportunities. 

Eric Fabrikant, CEO of SEA-Vista, commented, "This new credit facility will support the growth and expansion of the Company. We appreciate the strong support shown by our lending syndicate, which we believe reflects the strength of our platform and commitment to the business." 

About SEA-Vista

SEA-Vista operates a fleet of U.S.-flag product tankers servicing the U.S. coastwise trade of crude oil, petroleum and chemical products. SEA-Vista is a joint venture between SEACOR Holdings Inc. ("SEACOR") (NYSE: CKH) and Avista Capital Partners ("Avista"). SEACOR and its subsidiaries are in the business of owning, operating, investing in and marketing equipment, primarily in the offshore oil and gas, shipping and logistics industries. Avista is a private equity firm specializing in investments primarily in growth oriented energy, healthcare, communications and media, industrial and consumer companies. 

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