Aries Maritime Transport Limited
announced the Ostria, a 2000-built products tanker, has returned to service effective January 13, 2008 following the completion of previously announced repairs and preventative maintenance works
. The vessel is currently deployed in the spot market as the Company explores period charter opportunities. Aries has received an initial payment of approximately $850,000 in respect to its claim under repairs insurance for the Ostria. The initial payment will be recognized in the fourth quarter of 2007. In addition to insurance claims related to vessel repairs, Aries received approximately $1.2m in full settlement of its claim under loss-of-hire insurance, which will also be recognized in the fourth quarter of 2007.