Diana Shipping CEO Tests Positive for COVID-19

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 25, 2020

© Volodymyr Kyrylyuk / Adobe Stock

© Volodymyr Kyrylyuk / Adobe Stock

Simeon Palios, chairman and CEO of Greek shipowner Diana Shipping, has tested postitive for COVID-19, and the company's board has appointed his daughter, deputy CEO Semiramis Paliou, as acting CEO on a temporary basis.

As of March 24, Diana's fleet consists of 41 dry bulk vessels (four Newcastlemax, 13 Capesize, five Post-Panamax, five Kamsarmax and 14 Panamax), with a combined carrying capacity of 5.1 million dwt with a weighted average age of 9.52 years.

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