Diana Shipping Inc. signs up to buy the 'M/V Tamou', a 2005 built Capesize dry bulk carrier of 177,243 dwt.
The purchase price is US$27,020,202, less one percent address commission to the buyers.
The vessel, to be renamed "Baltimore," is expected to be delivered by the end of May 2013.
Including the 'Tamou' Diana Shipping Inc.'s fleet currently consists of 33 dry bulk carriers (2 Newcastlemax, 9 Capesize, 3 Post-Panamax, 2 Kamsarmax and 17 Panamax) as well as 2 new-building Ice Class Panamax vessels expected to be delivered to the Company during the fourth quarter of 2013. As of today, the combined carrying capacity of our current fleet, excluding the three vessels not yet delivered, is approximately 3.5 million dwt with a weighted average age of 6.1 years.