Feb 15, 2012

Pefindo lowers Berlian Tanker to idSD

PT Pemeringkat Efek Indonesia (Pefindo) lowered PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk’s (BLTA) corporate rating to idSD from idCCC after confirming that BLTA has not made the repayment on one of its offshore bank loans and its ship-lease obligations on their respective due dates.  
Pefindo maintained idCCC ratings for the company’s bond III/2007 and bond IV/2009 (including the Bond IV/2009-B Series amounting to Rp150 billion due 28 May 2012), and also maintained the ratings of BLTA’s Sukuk Ijarah I/2007 and Sukuk Ijarah II/2009 at idCCC(sy) (including Sukuk Ijarah II/2009-A Series amounting to Rp45 billion due 28 May 2012).  
The debt instrument ratings will be lowered to idD when the next respective dates for interest or principal payments are passed and the payments are not made.
Berlian Tanker is a shipping company, which focuses on shipment of liquid products (chemicals, oil, gas, and edible oil) throughout Asia, including Middle East, Europe, South and North America. 
The company owns 40 chemical tankers (total capacity of 601,003 DWT/dead weight ton), 11 oil tankers (748,873 DWT), 15 gas tankers (146,224 DWT), 1 FPSO tanker (60,874 DWT) and 27 chartered vessels (691,914 DWT). 
As of September 30, 2011, BLTA’s major shareholder was PT Tunggaladhi Baskara with 37.95% ownership while public held around 62% share.

Disclosure: No position at the stock mentioned above.

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