TOP Tankers Inc
announced today the sale of M/T Med Prologue, a 29,990 dwt, single-hull handysize tanker built in 1985, to an unrelated party. The sale will result in a book profit of approximately $0.4 million, which will be recognized in the 4th quarter of 2004. The vessel is expected to be delivered to its new owners by December 31, 2004.
Evangelos J. Pistiolis
, President and Chief Executive Officer of TOP Tankers Inc, commented, "The sale of M/T Med Prologue is consistent with our Company's policy of operating a high quality, double-hull fleet. Following the sale of the vessel and the delivery of our 5 newly acquired Suezmax tankers
, 98.4 percent of our tonnage will be double-hull."