Capital Product Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: CPLP) announced that it had chartered the M/T Akeraios with BP Shipping Limited for a period of 12 months (+/- 30 days). The charter commenced today, June 15, 2010. The M/T Akeraios (2007 Hyundai Mipo 47,000dwt ICE Class 1A) was fixed at a net daily charter rate of $12,500 with BP Shipping Limited, and is subject to a profit sharing arrangement, which allows each party to share, at a 50/50 percentage, additional revenues earned for breaching the International Warranty Limits (IWL).
Ioannis Lazaridis, Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer of Capital Product Partners' general partner, said, "We are very happy to further extend our successful relationship with BP Shipping, with 8 of our 19 vessels currently under charter with the oil major. As a result of today's announcement the Partnership's fleet charter coverage stands at approximately 82% for 2010 and 49% for 2011, based on available revenue days."