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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Drybulk Carrier News

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DryShips Acquires Two Vessels

DryShips, a diversified owner and operator of ocean going cargo vessels, announced that it has agreed to acquire one 2013-built Newcastlemax drybulk carrier and one 2017-built Suezmax tanker, each constructed in China. The vessels will be acquired from entities that may be deemed to be affiliates of Mr. George Economou, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, for an aggregate purchase price of $93.8 million, including the associated bank debt of $50.3 million. The transaction remains subject to documentation and customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in June 2018.

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Euroseas Sells its Oldest Bulk Carrier Vessel

Greece-based Euroseas announced the sale of M/V Monica P, a 46,667 dwt vessel, built in 1998, to unaffiliated third party for the gross amount of $6.45 million. The owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes said that the vessel will be delivered to its buyers by June 30 2018. The Company has a fleet of 17 vessels, including 3 Panamax drybulk carriers, 1 Handymax drybulk carrier, 1 Kamsarmax drybulk carrier, 1 Ultramax drybulk carrier, 10 Feeder containerships and an intermediate containership.

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Euroseas Sells Bulker, Adds Boxship

Euroseas Ltd., Greek owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced that it took delivery of the M/V RT Dagr, a 1,645 teu feeder containership built in 1998. As previously announced, the vessel was purchased by issuing 900,000 shares of the Company's common stock. The Company also announced that it agreed to sell for scrap the M/V Eleni P, a 72,119 dwt 1997-built drybulk carrier.

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Euroseas Acquires Ultramax Newbuilding

Euroseas Ltd., an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced that it signed an agreement to acquire from Dayang shipyard, Hull DY160, an Ultramax drybulk carrier, of 63,500 dwt built 2017. The vessel is expected to be delivered to the Company in January 2017 subject to a successful inspection by the Company by December 27, 2016; it will be acquired for approximately 62% of its contracted price in early 2014.

Kamsarmax Drybulk Vessels. Image by Paragon Shipping

Euroseas Gets Newbuild Bulker

Euroseas Ltd, a Greece-based shipping company, took delivery of its newbuilding Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier Xenia and entered into a two-year time charter for its container carrier Evridiki G. The M/V Xenia was delivered from the China-based Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co. on February 26. Xenia is an “eco” design Kamsarmax fuel efficient bulker with a carrying capacity of 82,000 dwt. Xenia is an "eco" design Kamsarmax fuel efficient drybulk carrier with a carrying capacity of 82,000 dwt.

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DryShips Buys Nautilus Stake, Adds Six OSVs

Greek ship owner DryShips plans to add six support vessels to its fleet by acquiring a large stake in Nautilus Offshore Services. Dry bulk shipowner DryShips has entered into an agreement to acquire approximately 98% of Nautilus OffShore Services Inc. for a purchase price of $87 million plus the assumption of approximately $33 million of net debt. Nautilus indirectly through its subsidiaries owns six Offshore Supply Vessels of which four are Oil Spill Recovery Vessels (OSRVs) and two are Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs)…

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Dryships in the Red

DryShips Inc. and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014. For the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company reported a net loss of $24.0 million, or $0.04 basic and diluted loss per share. Included in the fourth quarter 2014 results is an impairment charge on one drybulk vessel, of $38.1 million, or $0.06 per share.

Euroseas Report Dip in Profits

Greek-based Euroseas Ltd., drybulk and container ship owners and operators, publish their Q4 & full year 2012 financial results. Net loss of $13.2 million or $0.34 net loss per share basic and diluted on total net revenues of $52.5 million. Adjusted net loss1 for the period would have been $4.0 million or $0.10 net loss per share basic and diluted. Adjusted EBITDA1 was $14.9 million. An average of 15.21 vessels were owned and operated during the twelve months of 2012 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $10,155 per day.

Seanergy Raise Cash on 'Clipper Glory'

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. sells 'Clipper Glory', a 30,570 dwt Handysize drybulk carrier built in 2007, for US$11.25-million. The Company used the sale proceeds to reduce debt and for working capital purposes. Following the completion of sale of the Clipper Glory, the company's fleet consists of two Capesize, two Panamax, two Supramax and eight Handysize dry bulk carriers with an average age of 14.7 years. Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. is a Marshall Islands corporation with its executive offices in Athens…

Globus Maritime Receives Drybulk Carrier Sky Globe

Globus Maritime Ltd (AIM: GLBS) (LSE: GLBS) announced that on May 19, 2010 it took delivery from an unaffiliated third party of the bulk carrier Sky Globe, the first of two sistership-vessels it had previously agreed to acquire for $32,825,000 each as announced on April 8, 2010. The M/V Sky Globe, built in 2009, is a geared and grab-fitted supramax bulk carrier with a carrying capacity of 56,855 dwt. The vessel was financed from the Company's existing bank facility and cash balances, and will fly the Marshall Islands flag.

OceanFreight Q3 2009 Report

OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF), a global provider of marine transportation services, announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009. For the three-month period ended September 30, 2009, the Company reported Net Loss of $13.3 million or basic and diluted loss per share of $0.15. --  A book loss of approximately $20.8 million associated with the sale of the M/V Richmond which was delivered to the new owners on September 30, 2009. --  A loss of $2 million associated with the change in fair value of interest rate swaps.

DryShips Q3 Financial Results

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and offshore oil deep water drilling, announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the third quarter and nine month period ended September 30, 2009. "We are pleased to report another quarter of profitable operating results for DryShips as both our drilling and drybulk units continued to perform at high utilization rates. We are particularly pleased with the high utilization rates achieved by the Eirik Raude, which is drilling off Ghana at the Jubilee field for Tullow Oil.