TEN Announces Time-Charter Extensions for Tankers

Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) announced three-year charter extensions for its 2002-built double-hull Suezmax tankers, Cape Baker and Cape Balboa, to a major South American state oil company. The charter rates for the extensions are significantly higher than the prior rates and are over 55% higher than TEN's charter-in obligations, reflecting a healthy outlook for the market. Gross revenues for these two vessels are expected to exceed $75 million over the three-year charter period. These vessels were part of a sale & leaseback transaction TEN entered into in 2003 with options to repurchase the vessels, at specified prices, over the next two years.

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