of Stamford, Connecticut announced that it had agreed to sell the SETTEBELLO, its 1986 built single hull ultra large crude carrier to an affiliate of Petrobras S.A. for use in an offshore project
. The Company will recognize a gain of approximately $3.2 million at the time it delivers the vessel, expected to be during the fourth quarter of 2004. The sale leaves the Company with all double hull vessels except for one single hull product carrier
and two double sided handysize crude oil carriers.