DryShips Inc. Announces Fleet Renewal

Wednesday, December 06, 2006
DryShips Inc., entered into agreements with unaffiliated third parties for t he sale of the 1984 built, 166,000 dwt capesize bulk carrier, MV Shibumi for a price of approximately $24.6 million. Delivery to new owners will take place in the second quarter of 2007. It is expected that the DryShips will realize a book gain of about $17.8 million on the sale. The company has agreed to a purchase of the 2001 built, 73,931 dwt panamax bulk carrier, MV Zella Oldendorff for a price of approximately $39.7 million. Delivery to the company is scheduled for the third quarter of 2007.

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