Top Ships Takes Drybulk Carrier Delivery
Friday, December 21, 2007
Top Ships Inc., which operates a fleet of crude-oil tankers and drybulk vessels, has taken delivery of a a 2000-built Panamax drybulk vessel.
The company, formerly known as Top Tankers Inc., said the 75,681-deadweight-ton vessel will immediately enter the spot market, earning about $70,000 per day for its first voyage. Panamaxes are the largest drybulk carriers that can fit through the locks of the Panama Canal.
The vessel has been financed with secured bank debt, the company said, and is the second of six drybulk carriers set for delivery.
Shares rose 5 cents to $3.64 in midday trading. The stock has ranged between $3.03 and $8.40 in the past year.